Why Hire a Technician to Install an AC in an Old Home?

December 10th, 2019

You love your old home, and how every nook and cranny tells a story. It brings you back in history, and you pride it for its vintage-style architecture. But you also live in Hawaii, where the average daytime temperature averages to about 85 degrees and the air is incredibly humid.

For the sake of your comfort and controlling the levels of humidity to preserve your beloved home, you may consider installing an AC unit. But is this a project that is safe to DIY? Most likely not. This article outlines the reason why you should use a technician for the AC installation process.

An AC Technician Can Evaluate Your Home

To properly install an air conditioner system, especially in the unique designs of older homes, there are several factors that must be considered. Location, square footage, and type of installation all impact the type of unit you may need, and the way it is installed. A technician has the knowledge to evaluate your home, calculating all these factors, to set up a system that best works for you.

They Can Install Needed Ductwork

Installing air conditioning units in homes that do not have existing ductwork can be tricky. An incorrectly installed duct system can end up increasing your electric bill, cause inconsistent temperatures and uncomfortably stuffy rooms. If you want to avoid these inconveniences, it’s best to hire a professional who can ensure the installation is done correctly.

There are options if you want to minimize the overall appearance of ductwork in your home. In fact, certain systems allow you to eliminate ductwork altogether. Ductless mini-systems that usually consists of ducts about 3 inches wide can be snaked through walls or floor joists. Ductless air conditioners have their compressor outside with a wall-mounted unit inside.

They Are Knowledgeable on How to Keep the Integrity of Your Home

Old homes are special. You value your home for its unique architecture and history. This is why when installing an air conditioning system in your beloved home, it’s best to proceed with caution and rely on professionals.

Old homes are abundant in Hawaii, but so are high temperatures. It’s a hard decision to “modernize” anything in your home, but your comfort is important. Fortunately, a certified AC technician will have a lot of experience working in a variety of homes and will have the know-how.

Do What Is Best for You and Your Home

Hiring a technician to install your AC unit isn’t just an excellent way to protect your home, it’s a way to protect yourself and your family. Improperly installed air conditioners can lead to humidity problems, inconsistent temperature shifts, and even dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. There are so many factors to consider during the installation process, and technicians will know each and every way to handle those varying factors. 

Bringing Your Old Home into Modern Times

It’s understandable as a resident of Hawaii that you want the cool comfort of AC. With the right AC technician, this convenience and modern luxury of central air conditioning is a real possibility.