When the hottest and coldest seasons begin, having a new home heating and cooling system installed will make a world of difference in your comfort. But being prepared for the installation process will help to make the process smoother for you.

Preparing for your new heating and cooling system installation includes things such as knowing exactly what questions to ask, such as where you’ll want your thermostat placed. Here we will share everything you need to learn about preparing for your new HVAC installation.

Prepping for Your Heating and Cooling System Installation

Being prepared for your new home heating and cooling system installation will help make this process stress-free.

Questions to Ask Before The Installation

It is best to ask questions to your installation team before your new system arrives. This will allow you to get pertinent information before the process begins, which will make it easier and faster for you and the HVAC professionals. Here are some questions to consider asking before the installation process begins.

  • Does your company have a plan available to protect and maintain the new system?
  • What are the types of filters I will need to get for this new system?
  • What kind, if any, warranty will be available for my new system?
  • What size system do you recommend for my home?
  • Will the new system be more energy efficient than my old one?
  • Are there any payment options or rebates available?
  • What kind of equipment is recommended? Can you give me the reasons why?
  • Will my system fit where my old system was at?

Arrangements for Pets & Children

It is highly recommended to make arrangements for kids and pets for the day of installation. This will ensure the safety of all children, pets, and the installation team’s technicians. Keeping them away from the job site where heavy equipment and tools are present is essential.

This means having a secure place in your home for children and pets to be during the process. Or you can also ask a friend or family member to take them out of the home for the day. Notify all tenants if they will be in the home as well. Also, make sure to notify any workers if the new system is being installed in a commercial building.

Give The Installation Team Room

Due to needing to move heavy equipment in and out of the inside and outside of your home, it is best to make sure before your new system arrives to clear your home and pathways of obstacles or clutter. This will ensure that everyone remains safe, and no injuries take place during the installation process.

This should be done in any areas, both inside and outside, where the new heating and cooling system is being installed or where tools will be laid out.

Make Sure You Are Available

During the process, the HVAC installation team may have questions. This is why it is important for the owner or decision-maker to be available and present during the installation process. This is also a great time to ask the installation team the above questions regarding your new system.

Check Ductwork

Double-checking your ductwork is an important step in preparing for your new heating and cooling system installation. Your ductwork is composed of different air ducts that carry the hot and cold air throughout your home. When it becomes old it can have holes, leaks, and deterioration present.

In order to make sure that your new system functions efficiently and doesn’t lose air, you’ll want to have a professional look at the ductwork prior to getting your new system installed. This will allow them to make any recommendations for a repair or replacement.

Decide On Thermostat Placement & Type

Think about where you’d like your thermostat placed in your home. This can have an impact on the installation of your new heating and cooling system. Consider if you’d like your thermostat placed in a common area or if you’d prefer it in a private room.

Technology for thermostats has grown vastly. There are new types on the market, such as energy-efficient thermostats which allow your system to run more efficiently. Smart thermostats are also highly sought after because they allow you to control your system even when you are away from home.

Prepare For Unforeseen Circumstances

When the installation process begins, there may be other problems that arise. HVAC professionals will often find asbestos, rotten wall studs, damaged ductwork, or electrical upgrades. Since these won’t be found until the work begins, they will need to be repaired prior to moving on with the installation.

What’s Next?

Since you’ll be prepared for everything having to do with your new heating and cooling system installation, the next step is to contact a professional.

The ASI team is ready to help you get your new system installed. Give us a call today!