All You Need to Know About Home Heating and Cooling System Installation
Installing a new heating and cooling system can make a massive difference in the comfort of your home. This is especially true when the months are the hottest and coldest of the year.
There is a lot to consider before you get your new system installed, from questions to ask to where you plan on placing your thermostat. Here we will share everything you need to know about preparing for a new heating and cooling system installation.
How To Prepare for Your Heating and Cooling System Installation
Being prepared for your new heating and cooling system installation is the best thing you can do to make this process smooth and easy. Below you’ll learn how you can best be prepared for this installation.
Questions To Ask Before Your Installation
Knowing what to ask your HVAC installation team can help speed up your new system installation. Consider asking your HVAC contractor the following questions before you begin the installation process.
- What size system is recommended for my home?
- Will the new system fit where my old one was?
- What kind of warranty will my new system have?
- What equipment is recommended and what are the reasons?
- Is there a plan to protect and maintain my system through the HVAC company?
- Are there payment options or rebates available?
- What type of filters are needed?
- Will my new system be more energy efficient?
Make Arrangements for Pets & Children
To secure the safety of pets, children, and technicians, it is highly recommended to make arrangements for the installation day. This is to ensure that all children and pets do not enter the job site where they can be harmed by any tools or equipment.
Have a safe place in your home for kids and pets to be during the installation or ask a member of your family to take them for the day. If the installation is for a business or you have a tenant in the home, make sure they are aware of the installation as well.
Clear Space for Your Installation Team
Be sure to clear your home and paths of any obstacles and clutter prior to your new heating and cooling system arriving. This would include inside and outside your home where the new HVAC system will be installed or where tools may be laid out for work. Due to the heavy appliances that will need to be moved in and out, it is best to do this before your installation team shows up.
Schedule When You’re Available
Throughout the installation, it is best that a decision maker or the owner is available and present at the job site. This can help speed up the installation process as the installation team may have questions for you.
This is also a great time to ask the installation team the above questions about your new HVAC system.
Ductwork is an important part of your home’s HVAC system. This is where the hot or cold air will be transported and distributed throughout your home. As time goes on ductwork can become damaged or begin to deteriorate.
Think About Thermostat Placement & Type
Before your installation process begins, think about where you’d like your thermostat to be placed. This can be in a common area for anyone to control or in a private bedroom for only you to have control of it.
Expect the Unexpected
Like with many home renovations or improvements, there is a chance that unexpected repairs will arise that are essential to completing your new heating and cooling system installation. Contractors may find things such as rotten wall studs, damaged ductwork, electrical upgrades, or asbestos that will need to be fixed prior to completing the project.
These are things that may not be included in your original estimate because they won’t be noticed until the project begins. Consider that these unforeseen circumstances may come up and you will be notified prior to proceeding.
Knowing these tips before you go into your new heating and cooling system installation will help you feel more comfortable with the installation process and help you prepare to have it begin.
The Adeedo team can help you make your HVAC installation stress-free. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation!