Proudly serving your community since 1978 | 24/7 Emergency Service

Installing a new HVAC system allows your household to enjoy high levels of comfort and energy efficiency. However, HVAC installation is a complex process that requires adequate preparation to be successful. Here, we explain how you can prepare your Libertyville, IL home for an HVAC installation.

1. Clear the Way

The path that the installation team will use while bringing in the HVAC system needs to be clear. Any clutter or vegetation along the way can trip up the technicians, resulting in injuries.

If furniture or other items are near the installation area, remove them to create room for the technicians to maneuver. Also, clear any vegetation near the place where the outdoor unit will go. Clearing excess vegetation helps to create unobstructed airflow so that the outdoor component can transfer heat from your house to the environment in summer and absorb heat from the surroundings in winter.

2. Replace Your Thermostat if It’s Faulty

Your thermostat provides a channel to communicate with your HVAC system. If this device is faulty, it can send confusing signals to your HVAC system, resulting in issues like short cycling, which can accelerate wear and tear on your system’s components.

Your technician can install a smart thermostat to improve convenience, energy efficiency and comfort. A smart thermostat allows you to send instructions to the HVAC system using a smartphone application, meaning you can set your preferred temperatures from the comfort of your couch (or anywhere else!).

3. Improve Your Home’s Insulation

Insulation prevents the heated air from escaping through walls and the attic in your home and cold air from entering during the winter. It also helps to retain the warm air in your home in winter and prevent hot air from coming in during the summer. Upgrading your home’s insulation helps to keep your HVAC system from overworking to regulate indoor temperatures.

4. Have Your Ductwork Inspected

Ducts create a channel to move the heated or cooled air from your HVAC system to the rooms in your home. If these vital structures have any damage, they can allow air from the HVAC system to escape before reaching your living space. The openings also allow contaminated air to enter and create indoor air quality problems such as sneezing, watery eyes, headaches and throat irritation.

Your new HVAC system can’t achieve your indoor temperature needs if the ducts allow air from the system to escape. The lost air also makes the system work for long hours, thus accelerating the wear and tear of its components. When you ask our technicians to inspect your ductwork, they’ll spot any damaged sections and repair them, ensuring all air from the HVAC system reaches your living space.

5. Be Available

The technicians may have a few questions about your home during the installation. It’s easiest to respond quickly when you’re on-site, so clear your schedule to create time for the installation.

Being available also helps you understand how HVAC systems work, and how to change the filters. The technicians will help you understand some signs of a faulty system, so you’ll know when you need to schedule repairs in the future.

6. Keep Your Pets and Kids Away From the Installation Area

Kids or pets may take the technicians’ tools and equipment during the installation process without the team’s knowledge and misplace them. As a result, the team will have to waste time looking for possible lost items.

To prevent such scenarios, plan for the kids and pets to stay in a section of the house that’s away from the installation site. Keeping your kids and pets safely away from the work site also protects them from injuries.

Preparing well for the HVAC installation makes the process quick and allows the new system to serve you efficiently. Call our HVAC experts at Ireland Heating & Air Conditioning Co. whenever you need to install a new heating and cooling system.

Image provided by iStock

Pin It on Pinterest