While there are many tasks in the home that you can do yourself, installing a brand-new air conditioning unit is generally not one of them. However, there are things that you can do to help prepare your property for when the professionals come out to perform the installation. In fact, if you do not take certain steps in your home to prepare for the installation, it will complicate the job for the contractors. So, with that being said, here are a few things that you should do before the day of the AC installation.
Get the Existing Ductwork Ready
If your new AC system is going to use the existing ducting, then it is important you take the time to ensure that it is all spick and span. Your new unit will be unable to cool your home efficiently if the ductwork is filled with dust, dirt, and debris. In fact, the new system could potentially push that dust and dirt out through the vents, spreading it all around your home and impacting the air quality inside the house.
Therefore, it is crucial that you have your ducting undergo a thorough cleaning and also inspected for any signs of damage. If there are leaks in the ductwork, this could cause problems with the efficiency of your new AC installation as well.
Provide Sufficient Rooms for the Installing Contractors
It is important that you take the time to clear a path for the installation contractors before they arrive at your home. This is true whether they are installing the system inside and outside or just one or the other. Their work area should be as decluttered as possible, and you don't want to wait until they drive up in your driveway to start decluttering. Instead, tackle this job at least the day or night before the installation. While some contractors may not have a problem with eliminating obstacles themselves to create a safe work environment, it is better to do it yourself to avoid damage to your personal belongings and to avoid any delays.
Examine the AC System Before It's Installed
When you consulted with the AC contractor, a load calculation was likely conducted to ensure that the proper AC system was ordered for your individual space requirements. When the contractors arrive at your home to install the system, you will want to inspect the system to ensure it is the right one—the one that you and the contractor decided on at the consultation. If the right system was not ordered or did not arrive at your home, then let the contractor know immediately so that the installation does not occur and make necessary arrangements to receive the right system and have it installed.
For more information, reach out to a company like Central York Corp.