3 Things To Consider When Deciding Whether To Install Your Home's New AC System Yourself

Now that you have decided to purchase a new air conditioning system for your home, you have to figure out how to get it installed. Here are a few things to consider when deciding to invest in professional residential AC installation services or to do the installation yourself.

The Existing System

It's important to consider the air conditioning system that is already installed in your home when deciding whether to install your new AC system yourself. If your home is already outfitted with a system that is similar to the new one you'll be installing, you may be able to complete the installation yourself.

But if the house doesn't already have an air conditioning system installed, you will have to do a lot of construction work before your new system can be installed. The air ducts have to be established, wiring has to be put into place, and holes will have to be cut in the walls to accommodate vents. And if your home's air conditioning is nothing like the one you plan to install, you might run into the same problems. Either way, you'd probably be best off hiring a professional to take care of installation for you.

Your Current Tool Arsenal

It's also a good idea to pull your arsenal of tools out and compare them with the list of tools the manufacturer says you will need to install your new air conditioning system. If you don't own the tools needed to properly install your new AC system, you shouldn't attempt to make due with what you do have or might end up causing damage before you even get your new system installed and working. You can rent or buy the tools you'll need for the installation, but that could cost even more than simply hiring a professional to do the legwork for you.

Warranty Coverage

The warranty coverage that comes with your new air conditioning system may have specific requirements for things like installing the system, and if you don't meet those requirements you may void your warranty and therefore your financial protection overall. So find out whether the manufacturer requires professional installation or if there are any specific installation steps that will have to be taken in order to keep your warranty coverage in good standing.

The company that sells you the air conditioner can help you determine whether your installation plans will void your new warranty. This will help ensure that you don't make an installation decision that you end up regretting later down the line when you want to make a warranty claim.