Installing a New AC Unit


While 87 percent of U.S. households use some type of air conditioning, central AC systems are the most sought-after for both convenience and accessibility. If you are looking to do an AC installation, watch this video for the prep work involved. However, Air conditioning installation should always be handled by a licensed professional.

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A central air conditioner relies on ducting and registers (openings) to carry cool air all over your home. Essentially, the system pulls air in from outside, cools it, and then pushes it throughout the house via the ductwork. Your existing air conditioner contains a refrigerant that needs to be removed before a new one can be installed. According to the EPA standards, it is unlawful to openly vent this refrigerant into the atmosphere. The circuit breaker should be turned off in the electrical panel before any work is to be done inside the service disconnect. Once all the existing connections are safely removed, the existing air conditioner is ready to be removed. New air conditioners are larger and taller than their predecessors. There are also times when the ground has sunk. Before the new pad can be set, the ground must be leveled.