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What to Expect for a New Residential Air Conditioning Installation

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Breaking Down the Steps of an AC Unit Install from Your Local St. Louis Heating and Air Company

New residential air conditioning installation jobs usually come about from one of two ways. Either your current air conditioning unit is broken beyond repair, or your AC unit is nearing the end of its lifespan and warrants an upgrade.

Of course, it’s always best to preemptively replace your residential air conditioning unit as opposed to waiting until it breaks. As the leading installer of air conditioning in St. Louis, we can tell you that being able to shop and schedule service at your leisure makes for a better experience than needing a rush job performed because your current AC unit is broken.

So, what exactly should you expect when getting a brand-new air conditioning unit installed in your residence? The process consists of a couple phases, which we will break down below.

Pre-Install – Knowing Your Residential Air Conditioning Options

As a St. Louis heating and air company that has been in business for several years, we know that cost and install time are always top of mind issues for our customers who are considering a residential air conditioning unit upgrade.

In most cases, we will confirm the state of your current air conditioning system before making a recommendation for replacement. Air conditioning service and maintenance can go a long way if it’s been a while since a technician has inspected it. If your residential air conditioning unit has indeed reached the end of its lifespan, then we can start talking about potential options for replacement.

Depending on the size and layout of your home, our residential air conditioning technician will make numerous recommendations for your potential upgrade. Remember, there are several different brands and styles of residential air conditioning units that come in a range of prices.

As your local St. Louis air conditioning installation company, Meyer Heating & Air makes the commitment to our customers to set them up with the most efficient and effective AC unit for a price they can afford. For instance, we carry several different models of industry-leading residential air conditioners from Fujitsu.

The final step in the pre-install phase is calculating the estimate for your residential air conditioning unit installation. It will include equipment, labor, and other items related to the job. Once approved, we can move forward with the installation process.

Installation Day – What You Should Expect

Full transparency: no two residential air conditioning installations are exactly the same. That’s because each home has its own distinct layout and interior design that we need to work around. Don’t be surprised if we ask to move furniture so that we can get access to the places that we need.

Another thing that sometimes catches customers off-guard is the length of the install process. At the very least, you should plan on us needing the majority of the workday to complete the job. Some installations can expand to additional days, depending on the difficulty of the job.

The team at Meyer Heating & Air always strives to get the job done quickly, but we’re more concerned about it being done correctly.

Here are some of the main tasks our installers will perform during the job:

  • First, our installers will remove all the old air conditioning unit equipment and any parts or components that won’t work with the new unit; for example, old ductwork may need to be removed to make way for new ductwork
  • Our installers will hook up the new lines and wiring for the upgraded AC unit and check for leaks and/or irregularities that may compromise the new unit
  • Our installers will install the new residential air conditioning unit and verify that all new connections have been made correctly
  • Once the new AC unit has been installed on the outside and inside of the home, our installers will test it thoroughly to ensure it’s in good working order
  • After the system has been sufficiently tested, our installers will review the features and functionality of your new residential air conditioning unit so you understand how to operate it

Ready to Get Residential Air Conditioning Installed? Contact Meyer Heating & Air!

Now that you know what to expect from a residential air conditioning unit installation, the next step is for you to contact the St. Louis heating and air professionals at Meyer Heating & Air. We’ll be happy to work with you on finding the best residential air conditioning unit for your home and providing a detailed estimate.

Not yet in the market for a new AC unit? Meyer Heating & Air provides air conditioning maintenance and service that ensures your AC unit makes it through the dog days of summer here in St. Louis.

Call us at (314) 845-1929 or contact us online. We have 24/7 emergency service, so never hesitate to call Meyer Heating & Air – day or night!

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