A Homeowner’s Guide to AC Installation

Have you been counting the days to when you never have to spend another hot, sticky day with no AC in your house? If you got a house with no AC and have lived through a summer season, you know how miserable life can be with no air conditioning in your home.

Are you ready to make the investment and have an AC installation done so you can enjoy your home comfortably year-round? You might be feeling hesitant anticipating what kind of job this is and how much your house will be disrupted in the process.

Read on for everything you need to know about AC installation.

Do Your Research

The truth is that this is a big investment and one you want to do right. Installing a new air conditioning unit can add value to your home and if you are going to do it, you want to make the right choices.

First, any reputable HVAC company will want to know about your current setup. Gather the information so getting estimates will go more smoothly. Are you replacing an AC unit or getting a new one? Do you have existing ductwork?

Then research the options. Ask friends and family and read online reviews to find the best HVAC heating and cooling person for the job.

A good AC installer will be able to walk you through your option to select the best unit for your cooling needs.

Prepare for Installation

The length of time it takes for installation will depend greatly on what needs to be done. For example, if you have existing ductwork and are just replacing an AC unit that will work with the existing ductwork, then the time will be a day or two for installation. If your home needs ductwork too, then the job is more in-depth and you should prepare for it to take longer.

Prepare your home for installation by having things out of the way. Look where the AC unit is being placed. Make sure there is nothing in the way and the installer will have easy access. This might sound silly, but the installer will appreciate you keeping pets out of their way too.

The installers will need to be both inside and outside to get the new unit up and running. Be prepared for them to be inside your home. They will need to have access to the ductwork or the areas where new ducts will be installed.

Out With the Old

If you are replacing an old unit, the installer will need to get access to areas where it might be. They may need to crawl around in the attic or get to the basement. It makes sense to ask how much access in and around your house during the installation so you are prepared.

What You Need to Know for Your AC Installation

When working with a professional HVAC installer, the process of AC installation is not that complicated. The HVAC company should be able to go over with you exactly how invasive the process will be to the inside of your home.

If you are hoping to add or replace the AC in your home, we can help. Contact us today and we will be happy to help get your house feeling cool and comfortable with a new AC unit.

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