When you finally get fed up with the heat and decide to install a central air conditioner, there are several steps to the process before you can fire up the air conditioner. Your HVAC technician will begin by installing all of the necessary electrical wiring. The steps that follow are not nearly as difficult as installing all of the electrical wiring.
Installing the Condenser Unit Outside
From Electrical Wiring to Furnace Connections
Before you are ready to fire up your air conditioner for the first time, your HVAC technician will need to connect all of that new wiring to your furnace, your air condenser outside, and your thermostat. The thermostat, when you turn on your cold air settings, signals the air conditioner to begin cooling air. It triggers the blower
Creating and Installing the Condensation Drain Hose
When all of the electrical work is complete and the condenser box is adequately installed on a cement block outside, then your air conditioner will need a condensation drain hose. If your home is built on a slab foundation (i.e., no basement), then the drainage hose empties into a drain field. If you have a foundation with a basement, then the drainage hose often re-enters your house at the foundation level, travels the length between the furnace and the condenser outside, and then uses gravity to empty into a sewer drain in your basement floor.
Without the condensation drain, excess water would cause the air conditioner to freeze up and malfunction. It would also create unhealthy environmental conditions that would encourage the growth of mold and mildew because the condensation could collect on or near the furnace in your basement or crawlspace. To avoid water damage and eliminate excess humidity in the air in your home, make sure the HVAC technician installs a condensation drainage hose before he or she leaves and declares the job complete. To find out more, speak with a business like HomeSmart From Xcel Energy.