I had to call around to a few places before finding a tech that would do it, so be prepared to explain that they are a thing. If you do have basic electrical skills yourself, it’s pretty straightforward, as mentioned above.So who's ther better choice to point in a smart start, electrician or AC guy?
AC guy would be more familure with the electronic wiring so would be a better choice to install a Soft Start unit in your AC. House electricians not so much. Call them for your interlock - inlet box or Transfer Switch install. Had my AC dealer come out and install the soft start in the compressor they installed the year before. Said they do a lot of them mostly for the Solar Battery backup customers.So who's the better choice to point in a smart start, electrician or AC guy?
Fire them. They are idiots. Get the EasyStart and install it yourself. It's 4 wires. Anyone can do it.Spoke with my AC guys. They call the soft start a "Hard Start" or "Start Assist" kit and usually install them when there's compressor starting problems. They also told me these kits have been known to burn the compressor out. Has anyone had experience with that? BTY, $195 installed.
In Florida, forget about the old tech alternating current (and inefficient) air conditioners. Install (DYI is easy) or have HVAC installer setup a ductless minisplit inverter. They are rated at 25 SEER++ and run totally silent, use very little energy. We run 4 tons of inverter heatpumps in several homes and the entire house (with pool pump also running) uses less than 3kw power, easily handled with a EU7000 generator.Glez said:I live in FL now.. plan is to put a soft start on..