When you buy an air conditioning unit, one of the decisions you have to make at that pre-purchase stage is whether to install it yourself DIY style, or hire a professional to do it for you. In this article, find out why it's better to go with the latter, even though it may cost you a little extra for the electrical service.
Retain the manufacturer's warranty
In some purchase agreements, the warranty condition details that the installation must be done by an approved, professional installer. The warranty on your air conditioning unit can therefore be voided if you decide to install the AC system yourself or using a non-licensed professional. This would mean you're no longer liable for a manufacturer service, repair or replacement should your unit fail some weeks or months down the line. If that's the case with your purchase agreement, the only option you have is to seek a certified electrician for the job.
Avoid incorrect installation
Another reason you should only have a professional install your unit is to ensure your unit functions properly. There are a lot of conditions that need to be met when installing an AC unit, failure to which your AC might not function effectively. For example: the indoor and outdoor brackets must be mounted safely to avoid accidental falls, the refrigerant must be loaded to the right levels and the external unit must be vacuumed before use to expel air. All these are measures that a professional installer will know about. However, as a DIY project, you might overlook some of these important steps which will lead to your unit not working at all or not cooling/heating your rooms appropriately.
Make the installation fast & safe
Another benefit of getting a professional to install your air conditioning unit is that the process will take a much shorter time. A professional installer has all the needed equipment, e.g. drills and ladders. These will reduce the installation time and make the process simpler and faster. More so, a professional has the skills and equipment to install your air conditioning units safely. Safety is an important consideration, especially when considering some outdoor units need to be installed on 2nd storey walls.
Though it may not seem like it at the time, a professional installation service, such as Airtherm Airconditioning Pty Ltd, can save you a lot of money down the line in terms of repairs, re-installations and maintenance services. That's because a well-installed air conditioning unit will function efficiently for a long time after installation.