A central air conditioner system can keep your family comfortable during summer’s hot days and nights. Whether replacing an old system or installing a new one, an energy-efficient central air conditioner is a big investment. Even after you get an assessment and choose an appropriate system, you want to ensure that it lasts as long as possible, works efficiently, and will not require premature repairs. A licensed professional ensures installation is completed safely and according to the manufacturer’s regulations. Professional installation also reduces the cost of repairs and extends the life of your unit. Let’s go into a little more detail on why it is best to have your central air conditioner installed by a professional.
Training and Experience
Installing a central air conditioner in Canada is complicated. It involves in-depth knowledge of refrigerants, electrical wiring, and how air conditioning systems operate. It is also labor intensive and can involve lifting heavy equipment, working with ducts, intricate electrical wiring and even pouring concrete. Licensed technicians undertake months of training for their certifications and have experience navigating potential issues during installation.
Regulations and Permits
Each province has different regulations and permits for installing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. These include mechanical and electrical permits and permits for handling refrigeration and air condition systems, which have chemicals that may affect the environment. These permits are usually required for installing, transporting, storing, charging, and recycling these systems.
If the installation of a central air condition system is found to be non-compliant with regulations, it could result in fines. A licensed and experienced contractor will know each province’s requirements and get the necessary permits on your behalf.
Minimized Risk of Bodily Harm
Licensed professionals are trained to handle the various parts of air conditioner systems. Damage to a unit’s components can lead to the system malfunctioning or even exposure to the refrigerant’s chemicals, which are toxic and potentially deadly.
Most central air conditioner systems have a manufacturer’s warranty guaranteeing replacement or repair of the unit if problems arise within a specific period. However, warranties are usually contingent on the installation being done by a licensed professional. Otherwise, they may be voided.
Asking questions is prudent, as a licensed professional can show you how to get the most out of your central air conditioner system. You can ask questions like:
- What are the specific features of your model?
- What can you do to increase the energy efficiency of the system?
- How often should the unit be serviced?
- What warning signs should you look out for that may indicate an issue?
Most air conditioning installation companies are insured, which protects you and the installer if any damage to the system or your home occurs during installation. If you use an unlicensed technician, it is unlikely you will be able to claim compensation if faults are found during installation.
Hiring a licensed professional also saves time and money from issues that can arise during installation, such as:
- Your AC not cooling efficiently and increasing energy costs
- Disruptive noises when the system is in use
- Premature repair and replacement costs
- Penalties if a regulation or permit is missed
Premier Heating, Ventilation and Central Air Conditioners in Canada
An air conditioner system relieves your family from the heat while keeping energy costs down. However, if not installed correctly by a licensed air conditioner professional, it can result in high costs and even expose your family to harmful chemicals.
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