It's important to plan out your AC installation carefully to ensure an efficient and comfortable home. The following are six things you shouldn't assume when you need to have an AC installation done in your home. 

All AC installations are fairly similar

There are numerous types of AC systems available from which you need to choose. You could choose a central air conditioner, window unit, floor-mounted air conditioner, geothermal AC system, or ductless mini-split. It's important to learn about these different types of AC installation to determine which option is best for your home. 

You should always have a larger AC unit installed when possible

Bigger is not always better when it comes to AC installations. You need to have AC equipment installed that is appropriate for the size of your home. AC systems are designed to cool a certain amount of square footage. Choose a system that is appropriate for your home's size for ultimate efficiency. 

You can only rely on your AC installation to bring down the temperature in your interiors

One of the main functions of an AC installation is to bring down the temperature in the interiors of a home. However, bringing down the temperature is not the only thing an AC installation can do to make a home's interior comfortable.

AC installations also make homes comfortable by bringing down the humidity level on the interior of a building. 

You don't have to worry about maintenance for a long time after AC installation

Start thinking about maintenance right away when you have your AC installation done. You need to take care of maintenance tasks like air filter replacements and AC inspections to keep your AC system working properly over time. 

You can have your indoor unit installed anywhere

Listen to the input of your HVAC contractor when you're deciding where to have your indoor unit installed. It's important to avoid putting your indoor unit in certain areas like in places where it will be exposed to direct sunlight.

You need to choose a location that will offer maximum AC efficiency to stay comfortable in your home while keeping utility costs down. 

You have to pay a lot for warranty coverage on a new AC installation

It's important to have an AC installation done that includes warranty coverage. Many HVAC contractors will include warranty coverage with your AC installation without any additional costs. You should not assume that you have to pay for warranty coverage to get your new AC installation. 

Contact an AC installation contractor to learn more.