The Importance of Proper Heating and Air Conditioning Installation
The most important day in the life of your heater and air conditioner is the day it is installed. Proper installation and choosing the right size accounts for almost 75% of the operating efficiency and performance of the system you buy.
According to the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) only 28% of homeowners who replaced their heating and air conditioning systems last year noticed an improvement in the performance of their new system. The other 72% felt that the primary reason they were replacing their system was not resolved. The reason is simple: a heating and air conditioning system is not a commodity like a toaster oven, washer, or dryer. Its efficiency, reliability, performance and safety are directly related to the quality of installation, proper sizing and air distribution. It’s important when you spend thousands of your hard earned dollars on a new system that you get the right equipment for your particular needs and a guarantee that the system will perform to your expectations.
Here’s What to Expect On Your Day of Installation
MrCentral heating and air conditioning technicians take personal responsibility for your complete satisfaction.
- We arrive on time as promised on a day and hour that is convenient for you and your family.
- We get the job done on time and done right.
- Our technicians will always respect you, your home and your property. They wear shoe covers and put down drop cloths to protect your home and belongings.
- You’ll never have to worry about who is in your home. Every employee at MrCentral is background checked and drug tested. We treat you and your family with courtesy and politeness.
- No installation is complete without your thorough understanding of your new system. We will take the time to review everything you need to know to operate and enjoy your new system. We will also explain our different service plans in case your system should ever need repair.
As part of every installation, MrCentral heating and air conditioning technicians follow a comprehensive set of procedures to ensure that your system is properly connected and functioning at optimal levels.
Procedure: ALWAYS purge nitrogen through the copper tubing and coil while performing welding procedures
Procedure: EVACUATE system with service caps in place and secure to prevent air and moisture from entering the system
Procedure: LEAK TEST with nitrogen after welding is completed (Fill system to 150 psig with nitrogen and hold)
Procedure: EVACUATE system to 400 microns or less with a digitally calibrated micron gauge and use a 4-Valve Manifold gauge set, so that you can isolate your micron reading from the pump
Procedure: ALWAYS use new refrigerant lines on every installation. (There are no special cases to this rule)!
Procedure: EVACUATE every new system with NEW OIL every time
Procedure: ALWAYS use separate manifold gauges for R-410A and R-22 systems. DO NOT USE combination gauges for R-410A and R-22
Procedure: ALWAYS cut copper tubing with a sharp wheel and carefully ream out inside while tilting tubing down to prevent shavings from entering
Procedure: ALWAYS introduce refrigerant VAPOR into the line set and indoor coil to break vacuum and STOP at 25 psig pressure. Then remove service valve caps to open system. DO NOT remove service caps while system is in a vacuum
Procedure: ALWAYS check and set proper air flow on indoor unit to match required system air flow (Example: Variable Speed switches)
Procedure: UTILIZE manufacturer’s literature and information to properly set charge on system. (Fill out essential readings paperwork)
Procedure: ALWAYS STAGE all electric backup heat packages on every system that has a heat package of 15 kw and higher
Procedure: ALWAYS use a digital/programmable thermostat control center
VIP Maintenance Plans
Regular service of your Heating and Air Conditioning System can save you thousands of dollars over the long haul in energy costs. In fact, as much as $600 per year! Regular service extends the life of your system. Your membership will virtually pay for itself year after year. We have a maintenance plan for every system and budget.
Schedule Your Heating System Appointment!
MrCentral serves Aiken, North Augusta, Augusta, Evans and the surrounding CSRA, with 24-hour emergency service. Our service vehicles are located throughout the CSRA, so we are always nearby.