If you are a pet owner who is having a new air conditioning system installed in your home, then there are a few additional steps that you will need to take beforehand to prepare. These are the main tips that will help with having a new air conditioning system installed when you have dogs, cats, or other pets.
Have Your HVAC Ducts Cleaned Out
First of all, if you have pets in the home, there is a good chance that your ducts might already be filled with pet hair. Before you have your new system installed, consider having your ducts cleaned out. Then, you don't have to worry about all of that old pet air being blown around with your new system. It's a great way to get off to a good start with your new air conditioning unit.
Put Your Pets Away
When the person who is installing your new air conditioning unit arrives, you do not want for him or her to be distracted from the job at hand. Instead, it's a good idea to make sure that your pets are put away in a kennel or elsewhere. Then, you don't have to worry about your pet getting out of the house when your air conditioning technician is heading in and out, nor will you have to worry about your pet being underfoot or otherwise distracting the person who is handling the installation.
Make Arrangements to Keep Your Unit Safe
Of course, you have to worry about how your new air conditioning unit could potentially be damaged by your pets. If you just have indoor pets, then this might not be a concern. If you have outdoor pets, though, then you have to protect your unit. For example, if you have a dog that spends time in your backyard, you should be aware that dogs can actually dig at outdoor units and cause damage to them or get hurt. To keep both your pets and your unit safe, it's important to be prepared for this. For many pet owners, this includes putting a fence or "cage" around the unit. As an added bonus, this will help protect your unit from potentially being stolen. Since you might need to hire someone else to install the fence, you may need to make arrangements for this before your air conditioning installation so that it can be done as soon as possible after the unit is installed.
For more information, contact a company that specializes in air conditing installation, such as Master Service Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration.