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Common Mistakes You’re Making with Your Home’s AC Installation

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, the proper installation of your air conditioning system is crucial. Unfortunately, many homeowners make mistakes during the AC installation process that can lead to inefficiencies, increased energy bills, and even system failures. As your trusted residential electrician, Queensland Electrical Company (QEC) is here to highlight some of the most common mistakes you might be making and how to avoid them.

Incorrect Sizing

Selecting the incorrect size air conditioner for their house is one of the most common errors made by homeowners when installing air conditioning. Too small of a unit will not be able to cool your area effectively, and too large of a unit will cycle on and off a lot, prematurely wearing it out. Get advice from a licenced residential electrician like QEC to figure out the right size for your house based on its layout and square footage.

Poor Placement

The location of your air conditioning unit has a big influence on how well it works and how long it lasts. The outdoor unit may have to work harder than necessary if it is placed in direct sunlight or close to a heat source. Furthermore, blocking airflow around the unit with plants or other debris can make it less effective. To ensure optimal airflow and minimal exposure to outside elements, locate your AC unit in the best possible location by consulting with a residential electrician.

Ignoring Insulation

Keeping your home’s temperature constant and maximising its energy efficiency depend on having enough insulation. Insufficient insulation allows cool air from your air conditioning system to escape through doors, windows, and walls, wasting energy and increasing your utility costs. To ensure that your home’s conditioned air stays where it belongs, make an investment in high-quality insulation and seal any gaps or cracks.

Ignoring Regular Maintenance

In order for your air conditioner to function well and last a longer time, it needs to receive regular maintenance, just like any other mechanical system. Regular maintenance chores like coil cleaning, filter replacements, and refrigerant checks should not be neglected because they can lead to expensive repairs later on and worse performance. Plan yearly maintenance visits with a QEC-trained residential electrician to ensure your air conditioning system remains in good working order all year long.

DIY Installation

Although it could be tempting to try installing your AC unit yourself in an effort to save money, DIY installation can result in expensive errors and safety risks. A DIY AC installation could result in a number of problems, including improper wiring, refrigerant leaks, and improper placement. 

Ignoring Ductwork Problems

The ductwork of your air conditioning system is essential for distributing cool air throughout your house. Inadequate insulation, gaps, and leaks in your ductwork can lead to inefficient energy use and inconsistent cooling. Have a residential electrician from QEC inspect your ductwork to find and fix any problems that might be affecting the effectiveness of your air conditioning system.

Get In Touch

You can make sure that the AC installation in your house is done correctly the first time by avoiding these typical blunders and working with a trustworthy residential electrician like Queensland Electrical Company (QEC). Make an appointment for a consultation with us right now to see the impact that expert electrical services can have on the comfort and energy efficiency of your house.