How are AC Systems Installed?

Apr 15, 2021

air-conditioning unit

The secret to a cool home is a well set up HVAC. The air conditioner plays a particularly important part in keeping you cool.

Imagine getting a new AC in anticipation of the hot season only to be sorely disappointed when that time rolls around just because the AC is a flop.

A few things are necessary to avoid this. This includes buying a good AC unit, installing it properly, and regular maintenance/servicing.

We’ll be focusing on the installation of AC systems in this work.


AC Installation

Installing an AC is not very easy. It isn’t advisable to leave it to an inexperienced hand. Getting a professional on the job is a better option for your AC, your home, and your pocket (in the long run).

Let’s see what this process entails –

AC Information

Start by getting all the necessary information about your AC system delivered to the technician ahead of the installation day, that way, they know what to look out for. It makes it easier for them to come up with an estimate and also get the right tools for the job.

The old Central AC is discharged

Taking out the refrigerant should not be difficult, but it can be risky to vent it openly. With a certified technician with an EPA certificate, venting isn’t a problem. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) licenses a technician to carry out this task.


Installation of the New Air Conditioner

To reiterate, allow an AC installation contractor to handle this. It’s safer and more effective this way.

Choosing a location

The tech will figure out a suitable place for the AC. Level ground is necessary for balance and to contain vibration movement. A composite pad works great here.

If you decide to leave it at the location of the old AC, allow them to do some prep work to it, such as replacing the old pad.

Removing the remaining parts of the old unit and installing new ones

This typically includes the Indoor Evaporator Coil and the Copper Refrigerant LinesThey will be replaced by new ones.

For the indoor evaporator coil, the encaged coil in the plenum will be disconnected by taking apart the plenum and replaced with a new one.

As for the refrigerant lines (the suction and the liquid line), they are wired sparsely, thus, proper attention is needed in installing them to prevent them from corroding. An expert can secure them with a hanging system.

Setting up a New AC Condenser

Here, all lines in the first setup are fixed into their fitting service valve on the new. The final process of connection is melting together the filler rod, service valve, and copper lines to form a strong binding.

Final AC Installation

The installation of a filter dryer, high and low- voltage wiring, as well as a new condensate drain line come next. These are all very important.

For instance, the filter dryer absorbs moisture and provides physical filtration. The condensate drain helps to remove moisture from the cooling process.



That’s about it in AC installation. The finishing touch is to pack the old components and set the environment right.

The experts will give the area more than just a once over and test the thermostat operation to be sure everything’s in order.

Installing the AC is one thing, maximizing its potential is a whole other ball game. Regular technical inspections and servicing will help to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. You must employ the services of an AC installation contractor.

And that’s where we come in. At Emperor Cooling & Heating, we offer expert AC installation contractor services and other HVAC services.

We’re also available to help you with the technical AC inspections and servicing. Reach out to us now for more information on Air Conditioning Installation by calling 770-918-8187.