All You Need to Know About Home Heating and Cooling System Installation
You will notice the benefits of a new heating and cooling system during the hot and cold seasons instantly. To make sure that the installation process is smooth and stress-free, it is best to be as prepared as possible.
Being prepared includes having questions ready to ask your HVAC installation team and prepping your home for installation before the job begins.
Getting Ready For Your New Heating And Cooling System
When you get ready for your new HVAC system installation you will make the process easier for yourself and the installation team. Here’s how you can prepare ahead of time.
Ask Questions Before The Installation
One thing that’s often overlooked when getting ready for a new heating and cooling system installation is asking questions to the installation team. We’ve listed some questions that will help make your installation process better.
- Which air filters are needed for my new system?
- What kind of warranty is included for my new unit?
- Will my new system fit in the same area my old was?
- Does this new system run more energy efficiently than my previous one?
- What kind of payment plans or rebates are offered?
- Does your company offer a plan to help me maintain and protect this new system?
- What kind of equipment is recommended for the new system and why?
- What’s the recommended unit size?
Set Up Arrangements For Pets & Children
A heating and cooling system installation job site will be filled with heavy appliances, tools, and equipment. Because safety comes first to the installation team for you, your pets, children, and their technicians, you’ll want to ensure that arrangements are set up for all kids and pets.
You can have a family member or friend take them for the day or set up a room specifically for them to be in during the installation process. This will ensure that they do not enter the job site where they may be harmed. If the installation is taking place in a commercial building where workers will be or in a home where a tenant lives it’s important to notify them of the situation.
Make Space In Your Home For The Installation
Before your installation team shows up to start the job it’s important to make sure that all pathways and work areas will be clear of any obstacles. This includes both inside and outside the home. Since the installation team will be moving around heavy equipment and appliances keeping obstacles out of their way will ensure their safety.
When you’re available during the installation process, the technicians will be able to go to you for any questions they might have. It’s essential for you or a decision-maker to be present and available when the installation process starts. This can also be a good time to ask the technicians any and all questions you have about the new system.
Have A Ductwork Inspection Conducted
An important part of an HVAC system is the ductwork. This is the component of the heating and cooling system that pushes hot and cold air through the air ducts and vents and into your home. If there are any signs of deterioration, leaks, and holes you’ll want to know before the work begins.
Having a ductwork inspection completed by an HVAC professional will help point out any signs or damage and they can make recommendations for repairs or replacements. When this is completed ahead of time you’ll know that your new unit will perform great and not lose air.
Decide On Thermostat Type & Location
Where your thermostat is placed in your home will have an impact on the installation process. This can be located in a common area or a private room. It’s best to decide where you want this placed before the job starts in order to make things easier all around.
You should also choose what kind of thermostat you’d like in your home. There are many different types of thermostats on the market including energy-efficient ones and smart thermostats.
Prepare for The Unexpected
There may be some unforeseen circumstances that arise during the installation process. The technicians may find areas in your home that will need to be replaced prior to continuing the job. Things like rotten wall studs, damaged ductwork, asbestos, or electrical upgrades may be discovered once the job begins. When these issues are realized they will need to be repaired before the job can move forward.
Next Steps For Your Heating And Cooling System Installation
Once you’ve prepared enough for your HVAC unit installation your next step is to get an installation set up with a professional.
At Proskill we’re ready to help you get the ball rolling on your heating and cooling system installation. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!