Preparing Your Home for a New A/C Installation

A new A/C installation can be nothing short of exciting. After all, you’re finally getting a unit that is going to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the long, hot months in Phoenix. Before your installation professionals arrive, though, to turn your home into pure bliss, there are a number of things you should do. Take a look.

  1. Be Sure to Have a Preinspection

Most HVAC contractors would be happy to do preinspection to make certain everything is in order. There are a few reasons for this. First, you want to make certain that you are purchasing a system that is big enough to cool your entire home. After all, having the wrong sized air condition is one of the number one problems with an air conditioning system. In addition to ensuring you have the right system for the job, you’ll also want to make sure that the proper writing is in place for your new system. If it’s not there, you’ll need to hire an electrician to repair that situation before the unit is installed in your home. your HVAC professional will also note any other concerns you can address before the installation day.

  1. Make The Area Accessible

On the day of your appointment, you’ll want to make any spaces the HVAC professional may need to reach fully accessible. For outdoor spaces, be sure that weeds are cut down and debris is moved. For indoor spaces, ensure the area doesn’t contain any clutter that may cause your technician to trip or have trouble placing the unit. You may also want to provide additional lighting if the space is too dark. Typically a portable worklight will be enough.

  1. Keep Children and Pets Out of the Way

Often children and pets get quite curious on installation day, so you’ll want to do what you can to keep them out of the area. Not only is the unit itself dangerous, but often the tools and materials used during installation are just as dangerous. In the event that the process takes more than one day, which is possible, it’s even more important to secure the area. You may want to kennel dogs or keep the area gated to keep children out of it. If the indoor area has an attached door, be sure to keep it closed at all times. If you’re concerned because your pet finds strangers and noise unnerving, you may want to have it boarded during the actual installation process.

We’ll do what we can to make certain the installation process goes smoothly, but having you on board to help us do a few things before the big day can be very helpful. Give us a call for any additional tips.