Need A New Air Conditioner? What To Do Before The Installation

Summer is finally here. If you need a new air conditioner, now's the time to take care of that. As the temperatures continue to increase, you're going to need your air conditioner to keep you cool. If it's not functioning the way it should, the temperatures will rise inside your home. To avoid a hot home this summer, talk to your HVAC contractor about installing a new air conditioner. While you're planning your air conditioning installation, read the list provided below. Here are some steps to help you prepare for the installation. 

Schedule a Full Inspection

If you're ready to have a new air conditioner installed this summer, start with a full inspection. Many people make the mistake of installing a new air conditioner with some of the old components. Before you make that mistake, have a complete inspection of your air conditioner. Replace outdated thermostats and damaged ducts along with your air conditioner. As an added benefit, the inspection also alerts the installation crew to any additional supplies they'll need. 

Understand the Process

If you're ready to have a new air conditioner installed, make sure you understand the process. Installing a new air conditioner is a lengthy process. The installation crew may need to take a couple of days to install your new air conditioner. During that time, they may need to turn off the electricity a few times. Being prepared for the installation can help reduce some of the stress. 

Don't Stop at the AC

If you're going to have a new air conditioner installed for your home, don't stop there. While you're discussing a new air conditioner, have the HVAC company inspect your furnace as well. If your air conditioner and furnace are about the same age, it's a good idea to have a new furnace installed at the same time. As an added benefit, you might save money when you replace the air conditioner and furnace during the same installation appointment. 

Give Them Space

Finally, if you're scheduled to have a new air conditioner installed, give the crew plenty of space. Before the installation can begin, the old AC unit needs to be removed. Not only that, there are components of the system that need to be assembled at your home. The best way to speed up the installation is to set up a work area for the installation crew. 

If you've invested in a new air conditioner, take the steps you need to ensure an effective installation.