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Steps to Residential AC Installation

Installing a residential air conditioning system is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, with all the electrical wiring, as well as all of the components involved in an AC unit, you could say that a home AC installation service can be quite complicated, especially if you don't know what you are doing.

Atlantis Comfort Systems has been helping homeowners in Rhode Island with residential AC installation services since 2009. Our company has thrived due to our exemplary customer service and our exceedingly high standards for quality HVAC work. We only partner with the best air conditioning equipment manufacturers in order to bring you energy-efficient heating and cooling systems that will last for years. Our mission is to exceed your expectations and ensure you are 100% satisfied with the heating and cooling services that we offer. Below, we'll take a look at the steps involved in a residential air conditioning installation service. Contact our HVAC company to get started today!


Choose Your AC Contractor

Whether you are getting air conditioning installed for the first time, or you are getting close to a replacement service, the first step in residential AC installation is to choose your local AC contractor. Most HVAC companies in Rhode Island will offer a free estimate. That way, you can get a feel for what a new cooling system will cost. You can also learn what new models are out there and determine the best one for your home's needs.

Choosing an AC contractor has a lot to do with personal preference, but in all honesty, when you invite HVAC contractors to your home, you'll get a feel for their customer service as well. Do they show up on time? Do they offer you all of the options? Are you comfortable with them? Is their price estimate comparable to others? Atlantis Comfort Systems recommends that you get a few quotes before you make your final decision.

Choose an Air Conditioner Unit

The good news is that there are a lot of choices these days in residential air conditioner units. From the size to the type, you can choose an AC unit that will work for your home and meet the goals you hope to achieve. That being said, because there are so many choices, from energy-efficiency to different models and types, you may need the help of your air conditioning contractor to advise you. This is where the importance of step number one comes in. Choose a trustworthy Rhode Island HVAC contractor, and they can help you make this decision.

Schedule the AC Installation

Once you've decided on the air conditioning contractor and on your AC unit, it's time to schedule the actual AC installation. This is an exciting day, indeed, especially if the temperatures are climbing in Rhode Island. The most important thing you can do before the HVAC technicians arrive at your home is to prepare the place you want your AC unit installed. Many air conditioning contractors may have already helped you decide on a location for your AC unit while they were at your home. If not, you'll need to find a flat place out of the sun and preferably as protected from the weather as possible.

While all AC units are weatherproofed, that doesn't mean that they are immune to the fury of Mother Nature. The sun can cause damage over time, as well as the wind, and you'll want to make sure there are not hanging branches over your AC unit where twigs and leaves can perpetually fall into your residential AC unit.

Decide on a New Thermostat

If you're upgrading your AC unit, it's a no brainer to upgrade your thermostat as well, especially if you are still using an old thermostat that cannot be programmed. Thermostats, like air conditioners, have improved dramatically in technology as well. From programmable to smart thermostats that can learn and program the thermostat itself, you can save a lot of money and time when you upgrade your thermostat at the same time as your residential cooling system.

Final Check!

After the HVAC technicians have finished up your residential AC installation and cleaned up their mess, they will walk you through the AC unit and your new thermostat. During this time, your AC contractor will go over maintenance tips for you as well and answer any questions you may have. Don't be shy to ask if you don't understand something, especially the smart thermostats, which can take some getting used to.

Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island takes this step in your residential air conditioning installation very seriously. We want to be absolutely sure that you are comfortable with your new cooling system and that you are 100% satisfied. We'll test it to make sure it works and offer to make your first AC maintenance appointment as well, which is critical to the optimal performance and longevity of your cooling system. Once you feel confident in your new cooling system, our job is complete, and you now have a top-of-the-line new residential AC system for years to come.


Atlantis Comfort Systems loves helping homeowners in Rhode Island be comfortable with new air conditioners. Our HVAC technicians go through countless hours of training in order to ensure your residential AC installation is done correctly and will last for years. We take our time to make sure the wiring is correct, your AC unit is sitting nice and flat, and that the cool air is blowing through your home. Our favorite part is seeing your face when your new air conditioner is turned on, and you can feel the cooling relief immediately. Our mission is your 100% satisfaction, so please tell us if we missed the mark.

In addition to the best air conditioning installation services, we also offer furnace installations, maintenance, and repair as well for residential, multi-family, and commercial customers. We also offer commercial construction fit out and design build and commercial and residential noise abatement. Like our name says, we want to ensure you are comfortable all year long. Call our Rhode Island HVAC company for all your heating and cooling needs today!

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