The benefits of a new heating and cooling system can be noticed right away during the cold and hot seasons of the year. Before installing your new HVAC system, it is best to be prepared for all aspects of the job.
This includes making sure to ask your installation team questions before the job begins and getting your home ready to become the job site. In this article, we’ll share all the information you’ll need to be prepared for your new heating and cooling system to be installed.
Get Prepared For Your New Heating And Cooling System
The best way you make your new HVAC system installation process smoother is by preparing for the installation day ahead of time. Here are some ways that you can get ready for your installation.
Questions To Ask Before Your New System Is Installed
Asking questions to your installation team prior to your new system arriving can help you prepare for your new system. We’ve gathered some questions that may be helpful when preparing for your new HVAC system.
- Can you place the new system in the same place my old one was?
- Do you offer a kind of maintenance and protection plan for the new system?
- What size unit or system do you recommend for my home?
- What kind of air filters does the new unit need?
- Will there be a warranty included for my new system and what kind?
- Is this new unit more energy efficient than my old one?
- What type of equipment is recommended and what are the reasons?
- Are there any payment plans or rebates available?
Make Arrangements For Pets & Children
When a new heating and cooling system is installed there will be dangerous tools and equipment and heavy appliances present at the job site. Safety is always the first priority of any installation team. In order to ensure the safety of you, your kids, your pets, and their technicians it is highly recommended that arrangements be made for children and pets.
Having a room set up specifically for them to be in during the installation process is a great way to rest assured that they will be kept out of the job site and unharmed. You can also ask a friend or member of your family to take them out for the day. If the installation is happening at a place of work or in a home where a tenant will present, let them know about the installation ahead of time.
Clear Space For The Technicians
If there are any obstacles or appliances blocking or taking up pathways inside or outside your home, clear these out before your installation team arrives with your new system. These units are very heavy and moving around clutter in your home can be a safety hazard. Check all areas where work will be done and areas where tools will be laid out for use.
Have Open Availability
Once the installation process begins, it’s vital for you or a decision-maker to be present and available. This will help get any questions from the technicians answered in a timely manner to make your installation process smoother. Being available and present at your home will also open up the opportunity to ask questions about your new HVAC system.
Get A Ductwork Inspection Done
An often overlooked area of an HVAC system is the ductwork. This plays an essential role in how your system functions as it is the system that circulates air throughout your home. If your ductwork system has any holes, leaks, or deterioration present it will affect the way your new system operates.
In order to ensure that your air ducts are in the best working order and that your new system will not lose air due to damage, it’s best to have an inspection performed by a professional. This will allow for plenty of time for repairs or replacements.
Determine Thermostat Location & Type
Your heating and cooling system installation can be impacted by where you’d like your thermostat placed in your home. You can decide if you’d like this to be in a private room or a common area. Determining where you’d like this prior to the job starting will allow you and the technicians to prepare.
There are also different thermostat options to choose from. With the ever-evolving technology we have there are a variety of types including smart thermostats, which allow you to control your home’s temperatures from anywhere, and thermostats that are more energy efficient.
Unexpected Problems Can Arise
During the installation process, there may be some issues that come up. Be prepared for certain things such as technicians locating electrical upgrades, damaged ductwork, rotten wall studs, or asbestos to arise. These unexpected problems will need to be remedied before the installation process can continue.
What To Do Next
Now that you are prepared for your new heating and cooling system to be installed, it’s time to call in a professional to get the installation process moving.
The Service Champion team is ready to help you get your new system ready. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!