Having a new AC installed is a great way to keep your energy costs down, cool your home more efficiently and effectively, and start over with a new machine that won’t break down during the hot days when you need it most. Deciding that you need to replace your AC unit is the first big step and doing the research to find the perfect unit for your home, family size, and other needs is the second step. However, there are still things you need to do to prepare your home for the actual installation. Read on to learn about things you can do to get your home ready for AC installation and make the whole process and smooth and straightforward as possible.
Double-Check the Numbers
While running the numbers and doing your research obviously happened while you hunted for the right AC unit, take the time to double-check everything one last time before the AC unit actually makes it to your house. Check the cooling load, taking into account the size, location, direction, structure, insulation, and other details of your home. Make sure the unit has the right capacity to meet your home’s cooling needs efficiently. Ask any questions you still have and get your answers from your AC experts before your installation date.
Ready the Ducts
An excellent step you can take to prepare your home for AC installation is to have your ducts readied and cleaned. You don’t want any dirt, grime, or other buildup that’s been working its way into your system for what may be decades to muck up your brand-new AC unit. Having your ducts cleaned and properly sealed by a professional will help to ensure the cleanliness and integrity of your entire cooling system and will improve the overall quality of the air you breathe within your home. Schedule an inspection and cleaning before your installation date to ensure that everything is in good shape when your new AC unit arrives.
Declutter the Work Area
Of course, one of the best things you can do to make sure your home is ready to have your new AC installed is to declutter any areas where work will be done. There is nothing worse than having to move debris, outdoor furniture, garden hoses, toys, tools, or other items away from the worksite while people stand around and wait for you. Clear away leaves, sticks, or other buildup as well so the area is clean, clear, and ready for work. Also consider the path that the technicians will need to take to get to the installation site. From the curb or driveway to the actual AC unit, walk the path that will need to be taken, considering the fact that someone will be carrying your new AC unit. Remove tripping hazards, make sure doorways or gates can accommodate the box, and generally prepare the area to have work done.
For questions about AC installation or to schedule your install, call the experts at Cox Air today at 727-442-6158!