A new home heating and cooling system can make the hot and cold season far more enjoyable and once your new system has been installed, you’ll realize its benefits very quickly. But before you set up your new system’s installation date, you’ll want to get prepared for the process.
Asking questions to your HVAC installation team and considering various factors to get ready can help you prepare for your new system. In this article, you will learn everything from which questions you should ask to what to do in your home to prepare for the installation.
Preparing For Your New Heating And Cooling System
Before the installation technicians arrive to start installing your new system, it’s best to be prepared for the process. This will make it easier on you and smoother for the HVAC professionals.
Have Questions Ready To Ask Your Installation Team
This is an important part of the process that many homeowners tend to overlook. Follow this quick list of questions that can help you get more information on your new system.
- What kind of air filters does this system require?
- Does my unit fit in the area my old one was placed?
- What sort of equipment is recommended and why?
- What is the size of the unit or system you recommend?
- Are payment plans or options and rebates available?
- What type of warranty does the new system have?
- Is my unit more energy-efficient than my previous one?
- Is there a maintenance or protection plan your company offers?
Secure Children & Pets
Your home is going to turn into a job site during the installation process. Making arrangements for all children and pets will ensure the safety of everyone involved in the new system installation. Tools and heavy equipment and appliances will be moved around and used during the process.
Provide a secure area where pets and kids can be during the installation or ask that a friend or family member take them for the day. This will guarantee their safety. If the new system is being installed in a home where there is a tenant or in a commercial building during work hours make sure to notify everyone that the installation will be taking place.
Make Room For The Installation Team
Ensuring that there is plenty of room for the installation team to move around will help to ensure the safety of all those present at the job site. This means that you should clear and move all obstacles and clutter out of the way of pathways and where the installation will take place. This should be done prior to the team arriving as they will be moving heavy appliances in and out of the area.
Keep Availability Open
It is essential to the installation process that you are available and present. This is best in case the technicians have any questions and need someone who can make a decision on something. This will help the process run smoothly and also give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about your new HVAC system.
Get A Ductwork Inspection
In all heating and cooling systems, there is what is called ductwork. This is the area of the system that pushes air through your home’s air ducts and vents. If there are any signs of holes, leaks, or deterioration your new system won’t function as well as it could.
Having an HVAC professional perform a ductwork inspection prior to your installation day will allow you plenty of time to get repairs or replacements done before your new system is installed.
Choose Where You Want Your Thermostat Placed & The Type
The location of your thermostat is very important. It can be in a private area or a common room but deciding this before the installation process begins is a good idea. Where this goes will influence how the new unit is installed.
With today’s technology, there is a wide range of different types of thermostats on the market. Consider what type of thermostat will be best for your home. If you’re looking for one that allows you to control your home’s temperature while you’re away, a smart thermostat is a great option.
Don’t Be Taken By Surprise
There are many things that may come up when your team begins installing your new heating and cooling system. Some of these things include damaged ductwork, rotten wall studs, asbestos, or electrical upgrades. Keep in mind that unforeseen circumstances do come up and they will need to be repaired before the job can move forward.
Ready for Your New Installation?
Once you’ve completed all the prep work of getting home in order for the installation it’s time to speak with an HVAC professional and start the installation process.
The JW Heating and Air team are experienced professionals who specialize in home heating and cooling installation. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!