If you are having a new air conditioner installed in your home, there are a few things you can do to prepare your home and make a little easier for the installers once they arrive. Follow these easy tips for getting your home ready for the new cooling system.
Have Your Ductwork Cleaned
This may be done by the air conditioner technician who is installing the cooling system, or by another company that specialises in ductwork. You might already have ductwork from an older cooling system that can still be used for the new system. Now is the perfect time to have it fully cleaned and inspected. Cleaning the ducts ensures there is no excessive buildup or debris that might affect the air in your home. When you get a new cooling system, you want the air to be as clean and healthy for your family as possible. While cleaning the ducts, have the professionals also inspect them for potential holes and cracks, and seal them up before you install the new cooling system.
Seal Any Cracks in the Home
The next thing you should do is inspect your home thoroughly for potential air leaks and get them sorted out beforehand. Before you start using the new cooling system, you don't want to lose an of that cold air. This can be the result of cracks around your foundation. Some good places to start looking include around your windows and doors. You might need to repair the cracks or holes, use caulking around the window frames, or install weatherstripping. Check other areas where cracks are more common, such as where walls meet, between the walls and ceiling and between the walls and floors. Also, look closely in areas like your attic and basement for air flow problems.
Remove Any Obstacles in the Way
Just before the cooling system installers arrive, make sure your home is clean and tidy so no obstacles are in their way. It can make it more difficult when they are looking at your ducts or trying to install the exterior part of the cooling system when there is debris or household items in the way. The installers may need to go in various rooms in your home, including the basement, garage, and attic, so keep these areas clean as well. Typically, the installer will let you know beforehand what areas of your home they need access to so that you have enough time to remove boxes being stored or get items out of their way.