If you’re looking to have air conditioning installed to ensure your home stays cool this summer, you may be wondering whether this is something you can do on your own. Window air conditioners are something you can easily install or mount on your own with no issue, and the same goes for portable AC units. However, if you’re looking to upgrade your home with central air conditioning or install a ductless AC system, then you’ll need to hire a professional HVAC contractor for the job.

Why Professional AC Installation Is Essential

Installing a full air conditioning system or even just a new AC unit is an extremely complicated and time-consuming task. AC technicians complete years of training and on-the-job experience in order to be certified and to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and properly install air conditioning systems.

One part of installing air conditioning is brazing the copper refrigerant lines to the outdoor unit and the indoor evaporator coil. Brazing is a special welding technique used to join two different metals, and it requires specialized equipment. Even if you had the right equipment, you could still run the risk of causing major damage or ruining the AC unit or evaporator coil. It is necessary to protect all of the components from the extreme heat needed during the process.

Another thing to consider is that virtually all new AC units come with a manufacturer’s warranty. These warranties typically require that the unit must be installed and serviced by a certified technician. If you were to try to install the unit on your own, the warranty would automatically be void. You would then need to pay for any necessary repairs out of your own pocket.

Expert AC and Heating Services

At Bluewater Heating & Air, we offer professional AC installation services for customers in Pensacola and the surrounding areas. Our technicians are fully certified and have years of experience, so you can be assured that the job will be done right the first time. We also install heat pumps and ductless AC systems, and our team can take care of your AC and heating maintenance and repair needs as well. For more information or to schedule an AC installation consultation, contact us today.

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