If you’re planning on having a new home heating and cooling system installed, you’ll be glad to hear that the benefits can be noticed as soon as the new system is put in place. But before you have your new HVAC unit installed, you should be prepared for the installation process.
Preparing for your new system to be installed can range from asking the right questions to your installation team to choosing where you want your new thermostat placed. Here we’ll share all the ways that you can prepare for your new HVAC system installation.
How Can I Prepare For My New Heating And Cooling System?
You’ll want to make the installation process as easy as you can for yourself. This is best done before the team of technicians shows up to start the job.
What To Ask Before Your New System Is Installed
These questions will help you be better prepared for the installation process and understand your new unit better.
- Is there a warranty for my new system? If yes, what does it include?
- Are rebates or payment options available?
- Will my new system fit in the same place where my old one was at?
- Can you tell me what kind of air filters I will need?
- Does this new unit function more energy efficiently than my old one?
- What kind of equipment do you recommend for the new system and why?
- What size system is recommended for my home?
- Do you have a protection or maintenance plan for my new unit?
Give Pets & Children A Safe Place
Making arrangements for pets and children is ideal when it comes to your new system being installed. This is because your home will be turned into a job site where heavy appliances, tools, and equipment will be present. Safety is always the number one priority for your children, you, your pets, and the team’s technicians.
In order to ensure the safety of children and pets, have a family member or friend take them out for the days that the system will be installed or set up a room in your home where they can be. If the installation is taking place at a business where employees will be present or at a home where a tenant lives, be sure to let them know ahead of time about the installation.
Make Room For The Technicians
Prior to your new system arriving at your home, be sure to clear all pathways and work areas of clutter and obstacles. This should be done on the outside and inside of your home where the installation team will be working or have their tools. These appliances are very heavy so having these paths clear will help to ensure the safety of the technicians.
It is crucial that a decision-maker or yourself is present and available when your new system is being installed. This is because techs will often have questions that only you can answer. Being available will help make the process easier. This will also be a good time to ask questions about your new heating and cooling system.
Have A Ductwork Inspection Completed
Ductwork is a vital part of all HVAC systems. This is the component that circulates the air through your air ducts and vents and into your home. In order for your new system to function it’s best, your ductwork should be free from any signs of deterioration, leaks, or holes.
Decide Where Your Thermostat Will Go & What Kind You Want
It is best to decide where you want your thermostat placed ahead of time. This is because the placement of your thermostat will impact the installation process. Choose an area in your home, whether it is a common or private room, to put your new thermostat before the job begins.
Because there are a variety of different kinds of thermostats available in today’s age, it’s important to choose the kind you want in advance. New models include energy-efficient units and smart thermostats.
Prepare For Unexpected Problems
Going into a new home heating and cooling system installation with the idea that there may be problems arise will allow you to roll with the punches. Technicians may begin installing your new unit only to find issues like rotten wall studs, electrical upgrades, damaged ductwork, or asbestos. Since these problems will need to be fixed before the work can continue it’s best to expect these unforeseen circumstances.
Now that you’re prepared for your new home heating and cooling system installation your next step is to contact a professional to begin the installation process.
Our team at Sierra Air is available to help get your new system installed. Call us today to schedule an appointment!