Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

What to Expect When Having a Central A/C Installed

Construction & Contractors Blog

Central air conditioning and heating units are among the most effective way to control the temperature in your home. When it is in the middle of summer and you have your central A/C installed, you will wish you had done it a lot sooner. It provides consistent air and cools off the inside of your home fast. It helps to know what the installation process is like so you know what to expect. Here is a summary of the steps typically involved when installing a central air conditioner.

Install the Ductwork and Vents

This step is done assuming you have already chosen your desired air conditioner. If you don't already have ducts installed in your home because it is not set up for central heating and air, then the installer is going to start with this. If you have any type of air conditioner in the home prior, such as a window air conditioner or a split-system air system, they will likely remove that first. The duct installation tends to be the longest part of the process. The length of time it takes depends on the size of your home. Vents will also need to be installed if they aren't already so that the air can be forced through the ducts and out the vents.

Connect the Air Conditioning System

The base of the central air conditioner is going to be an exterior unit, so the HVAC professional will now place the unit outside, then set up the connections. Both plumbing and electrical work needs to be done in order to complete the connections for the HVAC unit. The reason a professional should do this and it shouldn't be installed as a DIY job is because getting the right sizing for the electrical work and refrigeration lines is important for proper efficiency and safety.

Finish the Installation

By this point, only a few things are left to do. The HVAC technician will start to set up the thermostat and find a good place in your home to install it. They will connect it through the wiring of your home, making sure it is connected to the air conditioning system. They will then program it for you, and show you some basic controls if you want to program it yourself to a different temperature. They will then turn on the unit to test it out, letting it run for a little bit before finishing up the cleaning process.

Potential Issues

It is important that you know there may be some hiccups along the way. Some things that could affect the installation process include the size of your crawlspace when installing the ducts, having to drill through brick or concrete, and having problems with the electrical system. These issues are minor and will be worked around by the professional HVAC technician. For more information, contact professionals like MTM group.


3 August 2016