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Why You Should Hire a Pro for Your AC Installation

male-and-female-technicians-standing-over-outside-ac-unitWith your alternatives being either hiring an amateur or installing an air conditioner on your own, we’re here to encourage you to trust the pros for such a job–and for good reason! We understand why it’s tempting to go a cheaper route, but you know the saying “you get what you pay for”? It applies here!

Unless you have a window air conditioner or some other portable type of air conditioner like a small evaporative cooler, we really advise you to give our number a call for your air conditioner installation. Why? Because there are specific steps we take to successfully install your air conditioning system, and if any of the steps are skipped, or done too hastily, it can lead to problems such as a refrigerant leak, inefficient system operation, or even a premature air conditioner breakdown. Ultimately, air conditioning systems are very complex, and require a trained and experienced professional to manage services properly.

Of course, if you’re in the market for a cooling system right now, when temperatures are still soaring for summer, we understand the sense of urgency. However, rushing into a large investment like this could very well leave you sacrificing both comfort and efficiency. Read on as we uncover a few of the main reasons you should only trust a trained professional for this job.

We Know How to Remove Your Old Air Conditioner

“Wait,” you might be wondering, “what’s so hard about removing my old air conditioner? Can’t I just yank it out and take it to the dump?”

Well, your old air conditioning system has a variety of components that need to be properly disposed of in order to remain safe, such as refrigerant. This is especially important to note if you still have an R-22 system. R-22 refrigerant has been phased out due to the harmful impact it has on the environment. Our trained and experienced professionals know how to handle all of this, and safely dispose of the old unit.

Plus, even for our professional technicians, removing an old AC system could be the most tedious part of an air conditioning installation. We have to make sure that nothing gets knocked out of place, first off, and that the area in your home is prepared for a new air conditioner–both the outdoor and indoor units.

We Know How to Make Appropriate Connections

Once your new cooling system is put in place, our professionals connect it to the important parts needed for it to function. The main component we’ll connect your air conditioner to is the ductwork, a.k.a your ventilation system.

Sometimes, ductwork has to be shifted around in order to make these connections properly. Our professionals know how to do this without damaging any other components in the process. The same can be said for the electrical connections that are needed for your air conditioner to actually operate.

We Test the Air Conditioner

No HVAC professional should install an air conditioner and leave your home without testing to make sure the air conditioner actually works! We’ll ensure it’s not short-cycling, the thermostat is accurately calibrated, and every component is working as it should.

Contact Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. for professional air conditioning service in Tacoma, WA

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