HVAC systems are far more complex than one might think. If the system isn’t installed properly, it could end up causing issues with the airflow, thus damaging the system. Every system will require a variety of different components to be installed.
The ducts are the part of the HVAC system that allows the cool or warm air to pass through the system. These ducts have to be airtight to ensure optimal performance. There are a number of different ways that you can prevent any air loss, but it all depends on the type of ducts being used.
Beyond making sure the ducts are sealed properly, you want to make sure the necessary supports are in place. Following the specs provided by the manufacturer is more important than ever.
Air conditioning units have to be properly connected and installed to your ducts to make sure they are going to function correctly. Depending on what type of unit you are working with, there are a number of different components that come into play. Essentially, every air conditioning unit is going to operate on similar principles.
Inside of the unit, gas is cooled. The more compressed the gas becomes, the cooler it will become. All of this cooled gas is then sprayed from the unit and into the various areas that need to be cooled down. If the spraying mechanism isn’t working right, your unit isn’t going to be able to do the job it is intended for.
You need to make sure you purchase a furnace that is the right size for your specific space. Failing to install a unit that is the correct size is going to end up compromising the efficiency of your unit, potentially damaging the system. To determine whether your unit is the right size or not, you need to perform a load calculation.
Once you have the right sized unit, you can decide where you would like the unit to go. Even though basement furnaces tend to be quite common, many people also opt to put them in their attics. If you do decide to put your unit in your attic, there are additional steps that have to be followed. To make sure your furnace is safe, you have to add in an additional drainage system. You should also have the unit placed somewhere that can be accessed in the event maintenance is needed on the unit.
Thermostats should be installed somewhere that is easily accessible. Don’t install them too close to one of your air ducts or it won’t work properly. Regardless of what type of system you have, you don’t want the thermostat placed near any of the heating and cooling components.