Making the decision to upgrade your current air conditioning system is not something to take lightly – once you’ve decided to take the leap to a better, more energy efficient system, you are making a great long-term investment in your home. So, good for you; you deserve this increase in comfort and decrease in energy expenses! Not to mention the fact that your energy consumption will look much less scary from here on out. All of these things are quite exciting for your home, but there are also a few more things to consider before you begin the air conditioning installation process, especially when it comes to prepping your Haverhill home:
- Clear a path
Before the installation, you will want to make sure that the area around your equipment or where your equipment will be placed is easy to access. A lot of things can get in the way of the installation process, such as stairs, decks and porches, so clearing around these areas can be very helpful for your AC contractors. Clear your yard of waste, big sticks, leaf piles, garden hoses, rakes or tools, children’s toys or other obstructions. Don’t forget to contain your pets during the installation process, as well, for the safety of the system and for your furry friends.
- Review your load calculation
Every AC contractor completes a complex calculation of the home’s structure, windows, roof, location and direction to help them determine the size and type of AC equipment you will need for your home. This is called a heating and cooling load calculation and you should absolutely ask to see it and have it explained to you before any installation begins. If your contractor did a Block Assessment or didn’t to a load calculation at all, we strongly recommend that you find another contractor and ensure that your equipment is the right system for your home. Give Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone in Haverhill a call at 978-912-7677 if this is the case and we will get you a Haverhill HVAC professional to give you a full assessment.
- Clean and seal your ducts
Ask your AC company to clean your ductwork as they are installing your unit. You don’t want your new AC system to be greeted with dirt and dust immediately from your old duct system, so your HVAC contractor should be more than willing to clean and properly seal these ducts. This cleaning will extend the life of your new system and increase the quality of air in your home, and therefore the health of you and your family.
Ensure that your home is ready for the air conditioning installation process by calling our experts at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone in Haverhill at 978-912-7677 or by arranging an appointment online for a free system estimate and home comfort analysis. Move forward confidently with this exciting air conditioner upgrade by knowing how to prep for this AC installation!