How To Prepare For An AC Installation

Before your new air conditioner can be installed, the old air conditioner needs to be removed and you must prepare your home for a new air conditioning installation. By helping your AC installation technician, the AC will be installed much more quickly and with fewer mishaps.

Schedule Your Consultation

Consult with the AC installation technician about the type of AC unit you would like to install and how you would like it installed. For example, if you will be choosing a split air unit, you will need to determine where you will place both the indoor and outdoor units.

If your home does not have ductwork and you would like to install a unit that requires it, make sure to tell the AC installation technician. Your home might need to be renovated. In some cases, you may need to install a different type of AC unit. 

Inform the Technician About Your Home

The wall on which the AC unit will be installed needs to be durable enough to support the weight of the unit. Do not install a heavy AC unit on a wall that is not stable because this will not be safe and could damage the AC unit. The wall will also need to have adequate space so you can have enough airflow. 

Prepare Your Home for the Big Day

Thoroughly clean your home prior to when the HVAC contractor arrives. For example, if there is any furniture or appliances that may get in the technician's way, move these objects if possible. Make sure that your property has parking space for the HVAC technician. They will need to bring a truck that stores the equipment used to perform the installation.

You will not want the AC unit to be carried very far because it is heavy and you don't want to risk dropping the unit. Move your children and pets to a different room so they don't distract the AC technicians as they are doing their work. 

Don't Install the AC Unit Yourself

An AC installation is a big job that involves an expensive piece of equipment. If you do not install the right type of AC, it might not work well with your furnace and also might not be sized properly for your home.

If it is not the right size, it will operate inefficiently and may also wear out too quickly. If it is too small, it won't adequately cool your home. Therefore, it's important to always hire an air conditioning installation crew.

To get help with an AC installation, reach out to an HVAC contractor in your area.