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Upgrading Your Cooling System? Make Sure Your Home’s Electrical System Is Ready

technician inspecting and installing air conditioner

As we get closer to the summer, temperatures rise, and more people feel the need to have a new cooling system installed or even upgrade their existing air conditioner to a more efficient one. However, did you know that making sure your electrical systems are in good condition is fundamental for both the safety and performance of your cooling system?

In this blog, we will explore the connection between both systems and why you should be prepared when installing a new air conditioner or heat pump in your home.

Why Is Your Electrical System Important for Your New Cooling System?

When it comes to energy consumption, cooling and heating systems are by far the most demanding items for your electrical system. This is particularly true in the hottest and coldest months of the year, where people rely either on their heaters or air conditioners to manage temperatures in their homes.


Installing an air conditioner or a heat pump that are too powerful for an outdated electric system can cause a wide range of problems, including the malfunctioning of your cooling systems as well as power outages that can damage your appliances. For that reason, it is paramount to consider factors like amperage, voltage and current draw when choosing a new cooling system for your home.


Evaluating Your Cooling Needs

Before ensuring your electrical system can handle the installation of new air conditioners and heat pumps, it is important to consider your cooling needs. For instance, if you think you need a more specific part of your property to be cooler, you might have the possibility of investing in smaller units like a mini-split system, which typically require less energy use and pose less risk to your electrical system. However, in most cases, people go for more powerful solutions when they upgrade, which might also require an upgrade of their electrical panel.


Consult a licensed electrician to determine whether your electrical system will be able to handle your new air conditioner. This can not only prevent you from having performance hiccups with your system but also help you avoid dangerous electrical issues.


Getting Your Electrical System Ready.

If you and your trusted technician conclude that your electrical system needs to be upgraded, there are some procedures that generally need to be done. In most cases, the upgrade will involve the addition of new circuits that can take higher electrical loads and handle more powerful and advanced cooling systems. Additionally, the installation of a dedicated circuit breaker panel to be used with your air conditioner or heat pump exclusively might be necessary. This will prevent other appliances from being damaged in case there is a sudden peak in energy use.


Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Upgrading Your Electrical System

Having an electrical system that matches your cooling needs goes beyond ensuring optimal performance for your air conditioner and heat pumps. It is a safety measure that can prevent you from having serious problems related to old wiring and outdated installations. Upgrading your electrical system can provide you with the peace of mind you need when ensuring the safety of your property’s installations.


Efficient Heating and Cooling Solutions

Looking for cooling solutions in the Tri-Cities area? Need professional help upgrading your electrical system and ensuring your home can handle your new air conditioner? We have got you covered.

At Aire One Heating and Cooling, we provide a wide range of high-quality products and reliable services to help you cool your home efficiently and safely. Contact us to book an appointment in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Woodstock, Stratford, Orangeville, Fergus and surrounding areas.


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