Just last spring, I finally made the choice to replace my air conditioning product. The cooling system was nearly fifteen years in service, and no longer operating in its best. It was costing a lot in monthly electrical bills on super hot days. The air conditioner previously had also grown rather noisy, and was requiring more frequent fixing. Because the ductwork and heating system equipment were still in respectable condition, It only needed the updated air conditioner. Since I consider myself quite handy, I figured that could I handle the installation myself personally. I did my research which I considered very important I purchased an air conditioner which has been properly sized for the sizeable footage of my home and would match my current duct system. My partner and I started by removing the old cooling unit, which was not so difficult. I hoped the rest of this project would go as well, but unfortunately, I ended up by having a total disaster. Installing a central air conditioner is noticeably more difficult than I actually had anticipated. By the time I realized that we could not manage the occupation, I had random parts spread all around the lawn. I lost several anchoring screws, damaged several components, and a sunburn. I finally had no choice but to contact my local HVAC service tech and beg for assistance. The technician was really nice considering the situation. Thankfully I had not completely destroyed the fresh cooling unit, and he was able to install it. He made the task look ridiculously simple. From this point on, I will leave all HVAC installation with the capable hands of the experts.