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Summer in Oklahoma can be unbearably hot and humid, with temperatures crossing 100 degrees on some days. During those months, you’ll find most residents expressing gratefulness for their air conditioning system.

Are you thinking about installing a new one on your property? This AC installation guide will help you make the right choices to keep your home cool and comfortable this summer and during subsequent ones.

Understand Your Cooling Needs

You need to know what “cool and comfortable” means for you. Do you want an air conditioner you have to supplement with ceiling or box fans or one that’s powerful enough to keep your home cool without any help? 

Some of the factors you must consider before making your decision include the size of your home, the level of direct exposure to sunlight, how many rooms you want to cool, the level of insulation, and the number of occupants.

Pick the Ideal AC System

Central air conditioners are the default choice for most people, but they are not your only option. You can also choose from window air conditioners, portable air conditioners, and split systems. They all have their pros and cons, so you should carefully evaluate each one relevant to your situation.

Choose the Installation Location

The ideal installation location for central air conditioners includes a position that will allow easy connection between the indoor and outdoor units. The outdoor unit must also be on a level pad in a location that has good airflow and lies away from direct sunlight and heat sources. 

If you’ve chosen a window AC unit, choose a location that can hold the unit’s weight and still allow unimpeded airflow.

Prepare Your Home for the AC Installation

Remove furniture, potted plants, artwork, and anything else that might get in the way during the AC installation process. You may also need to cover your flooring and anything else you can’t move with a drop cloth.

Check the electric panel to ensure it will support the added load from the new AC. Clear a path from the driveway to the installation area to allow easy movement for the installation crew.

Provide Support for the Installation Crew

On the AC installation day, you should be around to answer any questions or address concerns that might arise during the installation. When they finish, be sure to learn the controls for your new unit and also ask questions about warranty terms.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will the AC Installation Take?

Barring any unforeseen challenges, most HVAC technicians can install a new air conditioner within six hours. Complex projects can take the whole day, though.

How Can I Choose a High Efficiency System?

The best way to choose high-efficiency air conditioners involves looking for units with SEER ratings higher than 14.

Get Expert Help With Your AC Installation

Are you looking for an HVAC contractor to trust with your AC installation in Oklahoma City? Call Above + Beyond Service Company at (405) 963-3053 to schedule a consultation.