If your West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning system no longer works properly, or has become damaged and is in need of repair, then you may be tempted to replace only one of the two units. While this is possible in some cases, your indoor and outdoor units need to be professionally matched if they are to cooperate efficiently. The most important aspect of the process, however, is to ensure that your new AC is installed by a qualified professional. For more information about West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning installation, call Envirotech Air Quality Services today!
All air conditioners use a compressor to circulate pressurized refrigerant through the condenser and evaporator coils, and every type has an air handler. Central air and the heat pump are basic split systems, with an outdoor unit and an indoor unit, while the ductless mini split has the same setup, except that the indoor air handler sits right inside the living space. Which ever system you have, your condenser/compressor and the evaporator/air handler work in concert.
Therefore, they need to be properly matched. For example, they need to have the same refrigerant. Because R-22 is currently being phased out of production, finding a new indoor unit to match your outdoor unit may be more difficult than it seems. R-410A is the new standard, and refrigerant retrofitting is not always possible. Moreover, all of the components of the AC need to be appropriately sized for one another, so that the system can operate efficiently.
There are other considerations as well. For example, your manufacturer’s warranty may stipulate a certain type of indoor unit (or vice versa). The copper lineset, which connects the indoor to the outdoor unit may or may not have to replaced, depending on its condition, and whether it can be thoroughly cleaned and tested to ensure that it doesn’t leak refrigerant.
We hope you found this brief guide helpful. For more information about what your AC needs in order to work properly, call the West Palm Beach, FL air conditioning installation experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services today!