Air Conditioner Installation & Electrical Hook-Up | Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton AB
Our Alberta summers often start out great as we are longing for the sun and the warmth after our bitter winters. However, not too long into the summer months the realization that we are dreaming of an Air Conditioner Unit to cool us back down soon sets in. There are many positives to installing an air conditioner for your home or condo outside of a more comfortable and consistent indoor temperature for our pets and children such as; restful sleep, continued baking and cooking and cleaner air by reducing pollen or smoke from entering.
There are generally two styles of air conditioning units. The first option is a home central AC unit that is often combined with a central heating system and cools your whole home. The other option is a window unit that is designed to cool off individual rooms. Despite the vast difference in cooling, both of these types require different electrical voltages to work properly as even a small air conditioner can put a strain on a home electrical system.
When a central AC unit starts up, it can draw up to 5000 watts of electricity initially and requires a dedicated 240-volt circuit, which is not standard in most homes and requires a certified electrician to complete the installation. The greater the BTU's of the AC Unit also means more energy to power the appliance.
Window air conditioners that are less than 15000 BTU's are generally either 120-volt or 240-volt models. However, because of its large power consumption, there should not be any other appliance on the circuit to avoid an overload. A window unit larger than 15,000 BTUs, however, may require a 240 dedicated circuit.
If you need a qualified electrical contractor to complete the electrical hook-up of your air conditioner installation - look no further! Wireworks Electrical Services Ltd. can help you out and quickly get your home back down to tolerable temperatures so you can enjoy the rest of your summer outside knowing you have a blissful cooled down sanctuary inside.