Guidelines on How to Prepare the Home for AC Installation

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The comfort of your home depends on, among other things, the efficiency of your HVAC system. If the system is installed properly, your home will be warm enough in the winter, and cold and aerated enough in the summer. On the other hand, if the installation is not handled professionally, you will have cold winters and sweaty summers. However, what most homeowners do not understand is that successful AC installation begins even before the unit is brought to the home. Learn three guidelines that you can follow to prepare your home properly for air conditioning installation.

Prepare Your Ductwork

Your brand new air conditioning system will be installed into your existing ductwork. It is your responsibility to make sure that the ductwork is clean and ready for the installation. If you fail to clean up the ductwork before installation, you risk the system taking all the dust in the ductwork and spreading it all over the home. Have the HVAC contractors check the condition of the ductwork to determine if there are parts with leaks or in need of repairs. It would be unfortunate to discover ductwork problems after the AC has been installed.

Listen to the Experts

Second, it is important to understand that the HVAC contractor understands more about the installation process than you, regardless of the number of DIY installations you may have done. Let the contractor come to the home and calculate the load to determine the most efficient AC system for your home. Declutter the installation area as much as possible, and let the experts decide on the best way to install the system for maximum efficiency.

Invest in a Good System

The other thing that you need to think about is the cost of installing the HVAC system. It is natural to want to go with the system which will save you the most money. However, cheap always ends up being very expensive, especially where HVAC is concerned. It is advisable to get a unit with a SEER rating of above 8. These are the systems which will serve you for two decades or more without failing. 

AC installation is a project that will either serve and favour you for decades, or fall apart as soon as you start living in the home. Preparation before installation is key. However, the most important factor to remember is that when you have a competent HVAC contractor working with you, the results will be excellent.