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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Ways to Prepare for Central A/C
  1. 1. Consider the size of your house

    Choosing the right size for your air conditioning unit is necessary to reap all its benefits. The general rule is one ton of cooling for every 500 or 600 square feet.

  2. 2. Ask about ductwork

    If you have an old home or you need fresh ductwork, consider figuring that in the overall cost. The ducts and vents are necessary to provide your air conditioning unit with a flow network.

  3. 3. Check your home's insulation

    Get a professional to inspect the insulation to ensure efficient air conditioning performance to save you money on utility bills.

  4. 4. Ask about necessary features

    It is always advisable to opt for central A/C units with energy-efficiency ratio (EER) and seasonal energy-efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings they are less expensive to run.

  5. 5. Get a contractor

    The type of contractor you are going to hire determines the amount of labor cost you will figure in the overall budget.

  6. 6. You might need more help

    In some cases, your contractor or subcontractor will need help to complete the installation. Ensure your budget considers such possibilities during your initial planning.

  7. 7. Be clear about materials

    For a complete installation of your central A/C system, ask your pro about different materials such as tanks, A/C Freon refrigerant, nitrogen, and a recovering machine.

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