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Ways to Prepare for a New HVAC System Installation

Ways to Prepare for a New HVAC System InstallationCongratulations on your decision to buy an HVAC system for the first time or upgrade your existing system to a more efficient one. Your new system will make your home more comfortable and help you lower your energy bills. Make sure you perform the following tasks to get your home ready for the new HVAC system installation.

Consult Your Contractor

Choosing a new HVAC system can be a daunting task. Sit down with your HVAC company to get a better understanding of the available options, the new system you choose, the installation process, and what their expectations are for you.

Review the Heating and Cooling Load

Before choosing a new HVAC unit, have a trained technician prepare a heating and cooling load calculation. This involves looking at your home’s structure, windows, roof, location, and direction. Make sure your contractor shows you the load calculation and explains it to you.

Seal Air Leaks

Inspect your home for air leaks and seal them. You can correct small air leaks around your doors, windows, and baseboards with ordinary caulk. For larger gaps like openings around the dryer vent hose and plumbing pipes, you can use expanding foam or silicone. Adding insulation will also make your home more energy efficient.

Make Room

Prior to the new HVAC system installation, ensure the area where the equipment will be installed is clear of debris and objects. Give it a thorough brushing up and remove toys, yard waste, garden hoses and anything else that could interfere with installation. Make the area easily accessible by creating a clear path for the HVAC team.

Taking the time to prepare your home will help ensure your system fits perfectly. For more useful tips on preparing for your new HVAC system installation, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company, proudly serving the Yuma area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC system installations and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 928-723-3183.