All You Need to Know About Home Heating and Cooling System Installation
Posted by Sumant JHA
Having a new heating and cooling system for the hot and cold seasons will make a world of difference in the comfort of your home.
When you’re getting ready for a new system installation, it’s best to be as prepared as possible so that the process runs smoothly.
In order to be prepared it’s best to ask questions to your installation team and get your home ready for the installation process prior to the job starting. Today, we’ll talk about how to be prepared for your new heating and cooling system installation.
How You Can Prep For Your Heating and Cooling System Installation
Preparing for your heating and cooling system installation will make the process stress-free for you and your installation team.
Questions to Ask Before The Installation
Asking questions to your HVAC installation team will ensure a speedy and smooth installation process. We’ve compiled some questions we recommend asking your installation team before the job begins.
Is this new system more energy efficient than my old one?
Do you have an available plan to help protect and maintain the new system?
Are rebates or payment plans available?
What kind of filters does the new system need?
Can you tell me what kind of equipment is recommended and why?
Does the new system include a warranty and why kind?
Does the new system fit where my old one was placed?
What size system or unit do you recommend for my home?
Make Sure Arrangements Are Made For Pets & Children
The first priority for your installation team is the safety of your family, pets, you, and their technicians. Making arrangements for children and pets is a great idea since the job site will have heavy appliances and dangerous tools present.
This means having a secure room in your home that is away from the installation site for pets and children to be in is important. Another option is to ask a friend or family member to take them out of the home during the installation process. Keep in mind that if the installation is taking place in a home where a tenant lives or a commercial building, all people present should be notified of the installation.
Give The Installation Team Room To Move
The installation team will need to move around heavy appliances and equipment. This is why it is essential to clear out obstacles from pathways and the work area, including inside and outside the home. This will ensure the team has enough room to move around to complete the job.
Ensure You’re Available
Since the installation team may have questions for you, being present and available when the installation begins will help to make the process run smoother. You or a decision-maker should be available once the job begins. This is also a good opportunity to ask the HVAC pros any questions you have about the new system.
Get A Ductwork Inspection
Your HVAC system is made up of many components. One important part is the ductwork. This is the part of the system that carries cold and hot air throughout your home. Having a ductwork inspection will ensure that it is free from holes, leaks, and deterioration before the installation of your new system starts.
When a ductwork inspection is completed by a professional you can rest assured that your new system will not lose air due to damaged ducts and it will function the best. If any problems are found they will be able to recommend any replacements or repairs.
Know What Kind Of Thermostat You Want & Where It Will Be Placed
During the installation process, where your thermostat is placed and what you want will have an impact on the team getting the job completed. Considering where you want your thermostat to be placed ahead of time will make this easier. Know where you want it to go whether that be in a private or common area.
Aside from where your thermostat is going, it’s also a good idea to know what kind you want. In today’s age, there are many different kinds of options for thermostats, including smart thermostats and energy-efficient ones.
Don’t Be Blindsided By Unforeseen Circumstances
It’s best to be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances to occur during the installation process. When the team begins to install your new system problems may be found such as asbestos, electrical upgrades, damaged ductwork, or rotten wall studs. These kinds of problems will need to be repaired prior to moving forward with your installation.
What Are The Next Steps?
Since you’ve gotten a jump on preparing for your new home heating and cooling system installation, the next step is to contact an HVAC professional for installation.
Moore Home Services are experts in heating and cooling system installation and ready to help get yours completed. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!