The Importance of Proper Heating and Air Conditioning Installation

The most significant day in the life of your West Volusia heating and air conditioning system is the day our trained installation technicians arrive to complete the installation. Proper installation and choosing the correct size accounts for nearly 75% of the operating performance and efficiency of the system you buy.

The ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) has stated that …

“only 28% of homeowners who replaced their heating and air conditioning systems last year noticed an improvement in the performance of their new system. The other 72% felt that the primary reason they were replacing their system was not resolved.”

The simple reason is that an HVAC system is not a commodity like a toaster over, washer or dryer. The quality of installation, proper sizing and air distribution determine the efficiency, reliability, performance and safety.  That fact can not be overemphasized. Especially when you spend thousands of your hard earned dollars on a new system. You, as the home owner, need to make sure that you get the right equipment for your particular needs and a guarantee that the system will perform to your expectations.

Here’s What to Expect On Your Day of Installation

Jacob Heating and Air Conditioning technicians take personal responsibility for your complete satisfaction.

We arrive on time as promised on a day and hour that is convenient for you and your family.
We make sure the job is completed on time and installed correctly.
Our technicians will always respect you, your home and your property. They wear shoe covers and put down drop cloths to protect your home and belongings.
You’ll never have to worry about who is in your home.  Every employee at Jacob Heating and Air Conditioning is background checked and drug tested. And we treat you and your family with courtesy and politeness.
And no installation is complete without your thorough understanding of your new system.  We will take the time to review everything you need to know to operate and enjoy your new system. We will also explain our different service plans in case your system should ever need repair.

Installation Standards

As part of every installation, Jacob Heating and Air Conditioning technicians follow a comprehensive set of procedures to ensure that your system is properly connected and functioning at optimal levels.

Procedure: EVACUATE system with service caps in place and secure to prevent air and moisture  from entering the system.
Purpose: To remove all moisture, which prevents rapid to premature compressor failure.

Procedure: LEAK TEST with nitrogen after welding is completed (Fill system to 150 psig with nitrogen and hold).
Purpose: To prevent future service calls, reduced capacity and longer lifespan by having a refrigerant system that is leak free. Any system operating with an insufficient amount of refrigerant due to any size leak causes higher electric consumption, decreased capacity and shorter lifespan of the equipment.

Procedure: EVACUATE system to remove air and moisture from the refrigerant line set.
Purpose: A proper vacuum guarantees a dehydrated system, as well as a leak-free refrigerant line system. Dehydration prevents any acid buildup that will lead to future compressor failure.

Procedure: ALWAYS use new refrigerant lines on every installation. (There are no special cases to this rule)!
Purpose: Any refrigerant line system that has been used by a previous system has some type of contamination in the lines. This contamination will lead to blockages and restrictions which cause premature failure of the system.

Procedure: ALWAYS cut copper tubing with a sharp wheel and carefully ream out inside while tilting tubing down to prevent shavings from entering.
Purpose: Any foreign body in the refrigerant line system can cause restrictions that could lead to decreased capacity and/or equipment failure.

Procedure: ALWAYS introduce refrigerant VAPOR into the line set and indoor coil to break vacuum and STOP at 25 psig pressure. Then remove service valve caps to open system. DO NOT remove service caps while system is in a vacuum.
Purpose: The state of the refrigerant system needs to be changed from a negative to  a positive pressure to be sure that  no outside air enters the system upon start up.

Procedure: ALWAYS check and set proper air flow on indoor unit to match required system air flow  (Example: Variable Speed switches).
Purpose: Improper air flow setting will not allow a system to charge correctly nor gas pressure set accurately to achieve a proper temperature drop/rise. It is one of the most important parts of the start-up.

Procedure: UTILIZE manufacturer’s  literature and information to properly set charge on system. (Fill out essential readings paper work).
Purpose: Proper operation of the equipment guarantees the lowest possible energy costs and maximum performance.

Procedure: ALWAYS use a digital/programmable thermostat control center.
Purpose: Maintaining the proper comfort levels within a home is best accomplished by utilizing a control center that monitors staging of the heating/cooling, humidification, dehumidification, filter change reminders, as well as flexible times for setback saving.

Quality Installations Begin With Training

You can be confident that the Jacob Heating and Air Conditioning technician who installs your heating and air conditioning system knows his stuff inside and out.

Every Jacob Heating and Air Conditioning technician goes through this rigorous training to ensure that your new heating or air conditioning system is installed correctly.

Ready to Install/Replace a Heater or Air Conditioner?

Our team of professionals knows heating and air conditioning systems inside and out. They’ll study your home, understand your heating and cooling requirements, show you all of your options and assist you with finding the quality home comfort system that best meets your family’s needs and budget.

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