So you have decided to buy air
conditioning for your home in Pretoria?
Almost none of South African homes around
Pretoria and Gauteng have air conditioning units installed while in
construction. While it
may not have been necessary to have air conditioning several decades
ago, it is quite uncomfortable not to have it now. But those having
existing homes do not need to worry, as the split air conditioning
units can even be set up in houses that have already been constructed!
If you are looking for the best air
unit, you need to keep certain points in mind. The best way and most
important thing when buying central air conditioning equipment is to
have it installed by a qualified contractor.
When one talks about saving money through
conditioning systems the topic of SEER usually comes up. SEER or
seasonal energy efficiency ratio, rates the air conditioning
unit. You can actually save quite a lot in your electricity bills if
you substitute your old and ineffective air conditioner with a new SEER
rated air conditioning set up. Heating, ventilation and
air-conditioning (HVAC) manufacturers are responding to the challenges
of increased energy costs by offering homeowners air-conditioning units
that deliver new energy efficiency standards and reduce your energy
Always consult a specialist engineering company,
will specify, design and install the correct air conditioning system
for your needs. There are many reputable contractors specialising in
the installation of air conditioning systems for both small and large
homes. Large houses usually require a centralized air conditioning
system and its installation is more complicated and labor intensive.
There are various kinds of air conditioning systems depending on your
needs, your home size and your budget.
Choosing Your Air Conditioner And Installer in Pretoria
There are a number of reasons why you should go
for central air conditioning.
It is the most effective way of heating and
entire home because it can supply the conditioned air directly to the
rooms whether the internal doors are open or closed. Having said that,
which brand or manufacturer should you consider? Good question, but in
reality it depends on your budget and your expectations. It would be
recommended that you retrieve at least 3 quotes from reputable
businesses (not outlets like Home Depot) which specialize in air
conditioning supply and installation.
These companies will have ties to certain
and as a result will push a brand they will make more money from. But
if you are aware beforehand which brands you are interested in you will
be more assured of getting a good deal on a system you have chosen not
what they want you to have.
The back yard is the most common place to find a
air conditioning unit condenser unit (outdoor section). This
information is important because a house's structure, window area, sun
exposure, and climate will affect your central air conditioning needs.
Again this is where you need specialist guidance from experienced
installers. Make sure they look all over your home checking each room
you want diffusers (ceiling outlets) in and note whether they check out
the ceiling space, this small check is important as seasoned quoters /
installers with experience will tell you that some ceiling spaces do
not accommodate the ducting very well and can cause all sorts of
difficulties during installation, you do not want the installer cutting
corners (so to speak) trying to fit ductwork.
The electrical load on your home will be increased
dramatically as a central A/C system is a large electrical user, some
homes cannot accommodate this requirement and therefore need to have
their mains upgraded. This can significantly increase the installation
Maintenance Of Your Air Conditioning System in Pretoria
For your home central air conditioning system to
long as possible, proper maintenance is a must. You probably recognize
- as most homeowners do - that keeping your heating and air
conditioning units running well is important. We tend to take our air
conditioning for granted, and wonder how we ever got along without it,
but we rarely check the system until it begins to blow out hot air.
Proper care of your air conditioning system like scheduled cleaning
will also make it more efficient for a long time. If you have central
air conditioning, it is important to keep the outside compressor
compartment (condenser) as clean as possible. And of course the indoor
return air filter must be kept clean also to improve the air flow
throughout the home. There are not really many things the homeowner
must do to keep their A/C happy other than cleaning and keeping the
outdoor condenser free from debris and plant foliage. If you do these
you should receive many years of faithful service from your new central
air conditioning system.