How To Install Central Air & Heat

Temperatures vary at uncommon levels in the midst of climate modification. The hotness or coldness of surroundings can be no longer based solely on the seasons, because the seasons have varying tendencies as well. Not that it will snow anytime in July, but this case causes you to make choices at home like installing both central air and heat. This job requires expert service, but you can also try your hands on it. Here is how.

  • Establish the housing area of the unit. The room where you want to position the unit, as well as adjacent rooms for extended connection, should be measured to identify how much space is left for the equipment.
  • Install the air-handling unit. How to handle this more properly is provided in the maker’s manual. Read carefully the part that discusses this step. The AHU should be fixed on the foundation. Attach the condenser drain to the air handler, making sure that the latter is not lying next to a partition made of concrete.
  • Lay the piping. This part should be placed far from the basement and at the external area of the home. Switch the equipment off from the home.
  • Put up the compressor stall. Perch it a foot away from the basement or anything that can cause hedging, supported by the plastic base.
  • Insert piping into the outside area of the wall. Two piping types need to be pierced each into a hole. These are the electrical pipe and the refrigeration pipe. The drilled outlet for each should be secured after insertion. Movement of the piping and gaps in the hole should be resolved to avoid air outflow. You can now connect the compressor and the AHU to the unit’s primary source of power.
  • Install the thermostat. An opening in the wall should be made before installing the thermostat. Tack the thermostat to the wall using the screws that came along with the device.
  • Perform connection-check. Turn the power on. The equipment should have its connections running together. Check the connection of the parts to one another. Make sure that you have covered every step in the procedure. Double-check it with your guidebook. Be patient in tackling the step that you may have missed.
  • Fine-tune the equipment. After ensuring that everything in the manual has been thoroughly run through, it is now time to test the central air and heat unit. To do this, use the thermostat. Try air before heat. After breaking off heat for the first time, you may catch a slightly burnt whiff. But when smoke arises, remove the unit from the power supply.

The electrical load produced by the unit should be measured before you avail of its full service. Have an electrician check your power supply. It is better to be cautious than sorry, as the saying goes. This rings true in this case. Apart from the technical side of the matter, you can do the checking and monitoring yourself. Do not skip the electrical check because this will determine the safety and protection of the equipment and your home.


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