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Can I Install My Own A/C System?

It can be tempting to do it yourself when it comes to replacing your A/C system. However, it’s important to leave this job to the professionals. Our Elite team is ALWAYS here for you and any A/C issues you may encounter. Find out why you should ONLY let a licensed professional install your A/C system!

Permit and Codes

permits and codesInstalling an A/C system in Florida is considered a construction project by county governments. A permit is required for all construction projects in Florida. A licensed air conditioner contractor will need to register and receive a certificate from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Not only will your A/C installation require you to obtain a permit, but it also will make you abide by Florida Building Code requirements. These codes cover general requirements, materials, and building mechanical systems. A professional technician will also ensure that every part is installed correctly and that there are no leaks in your ductwork.


warrantyNot only will choosing a licensed A/C professional to install your system ensure it is properly installed, but you will abide by the manufacturer’s warranty. Many system manufacturers require that a professional technician installs the unit to comply with the manufacturer’s warranty. It can be enticing to shop online for a better deal on your unit, but the savings will be short-lived. You don’t want to run into a complication or repair no longer covered by the manufacturer because you decided to DIY.


safetyThe main reason to choose professional installation is your safety. The codes and permits required to install your A/C system are in place, so you don’t put yourself or your family at risk. Installing an A/C system requires you to deal with electrical wiring and could lead to electric shock, not to mention the possibility of a gas leak from the refrigerant.

When it comes time to replace your A/C system, give our Elite team a call! Since 1988, our team has proudly serviced the Treasure Coast. We are always here to help keep you and your family safe and comfortable.