Access to a functional and properly installed HVAC system will allow you to effectively maintain comfortable temperatures within your home. As the weather begins to change and outdoor temperatures drop, homeowners often realize that a new HVAC system is needed to keep their home heated through the winter months.
If you have decided to invest in a new HVAC system for your home, then preparing for the installation process can be a critical component in the successful installation of your new heating and air conditioning elements. Here are three things that you can do prior to your scheduled installation date to ensure the process goes smoothly.
- Check Your Ducts
It’s vital that you take the time to recognize that your new HVAC system will be connected to your home’s existing ductwork. Air ducts help transport heated and cooled air from your furnace or air conditioner, and then distribute this air throughout the rest of your home.
Over time, air ducts can become damaged or start to deteriorate. Before you install new HVAC components to service your home, have a professional examine your existing air ducts. Repairs can be made and new air ducts can be installed to prevent air loss in the future.
Ensuring the integrity of your home’s ductwork prior to installing a new HVAC system will help to guarantee your new heating and air conditioning components run efficiently in the future.
- Clear Space for the Condenser
Your home’s new HVAC system will likely be equipped with an outdoor air condenser. This large piece of equipment is placed outside your home, and it is responsible for drawing in the fresh air that your furnace or air conditioner will use to heat or cool your home.
Placing your outdoor condenser in the right location is critical when it comes to the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. You should clear away any dirt or debris from the area you and your HVAC technician have selected for the outdoor condenser.
Invest in fencing that can be installed around the condenser to protect it from animals. Also, ensure that your condenser will have access to shade in order to improve its efficiency over time. Clearing space for the outdoor condenser before your installation date will help to speed up the process of installing a new HVAC system in your home.
- Select the Right Unit
Another critical element that must be taken into consideration is which components will be best suited to meet your long-term heating and cooling needs. If you invest in an HVAC system that is too large for your home, then you run the risk of increasing your energy consumption and costs throughout the year. An HVAC system that is not powerful enough to accommodate your living space could leave you with an inability to properly heat or cool your home.
Work closely with your HVAC technician to determine which unit is sized appropriately for your living space so that you can invest in an HVAC system that will maximize efficiency and comfort.
Making the choice to install a new HVAC system can be exciting. Ensure that you are prepared for the installation process by selecting the right unit, clearing space for the outdoor condenser, and having your air ducts inspected. This preparation will help the installation of your new HVAC system go as smoothly as possible.
Contact the professionals at Peterson Heating and Cooling for help purchasing, installing, and maintaining your new HVAC system – now and in the future. We fully understand the local weather conditions and know what it takes to keep you comfortable year round.