How To Prepare For An AC Installation
Posted on August 2nd, 2020
After suffering through discomfort, the day is drawing close for your new air conditioner to be installed. Unless you’re an HVAC professional, it’s important to have technicians from Plumbing & A/C Medic install your new Phoenix air conditioner. Even though you won’t be completing the installation yourself, there is still plenty you can do to help make the installation process safe and efficient. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to begin preparations for your new air conditioner.
Do Some Cleaning
Since HVAC units are often located in out-of-the-way places, it’s common for clutter to build-up around these units to the point that they’re difficult to access. To help speed up the installation of your new air conditioner, it’s important to clean and organize the area around your existing unit. It allows the technicians to move freely around the unit and prevents the damage of any of your personal belongings.
If your unit is in a basement, make sure that you make space on all sides so that the technicians can access from whichever direction they need. If it’s in a closet, remove any items that you may have stored alongside the unit so that they don’t get in the way of the technicians. In addition to being courteous to the technicians, this helps make your unit safer, as it’s important to leave space around the unit at all times.
Clear Back the Brush
Has it been a while since you’ve trimmed around your compressor? It’s a good idea to take care of this task before technicians from Plumbing & A/C Medic come to install a new compressor. This is vital to do because it’s important that there is plenty of space around the new compressor so that air can flow freely through it.
In addition, you don’t want the technicians installing your air conditioner to come across any snakes or other wild animals that have made their home in your tall grass. Also, as with your indoor unit, it’s important to remove any items that have accumulated around your compressor so that the technicians have easy access.
Improve Your Airflow
Since you’re going to the effort and expense of having a new air conditioner installed, it’s important to make sure the rest of your home can support your new system. One of the most important parts of your HVAC system is your home’s ducts. Without clean ducts, your air conditioner can’t deliver the full volume of air throughout your home.
Therefore, it’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned before you have your new air conditioner installed. You’ll want to have your ducts cleaned by a professional. Professional duct cleaners have specialized tools that will prevent dust from being spread around your home. Once they’re done with their work, you’ll have clean ducts that will help your air conditioner operate as it should.
Check for Clearance
At some point, the technicians from Plumbing & A/C Medic will have to carry the old and new units through your home. To help protect your furniture and to make the technician’s jobs easier, it’s a good idea to check the clearances at various pinch points around your home.
If two pieces of furniture are too close together, it’s important to move them further apart so that the technicians and the air conditioner units can fit. Even if it’s a tight fit, though, you can be sure that everyone from Plumbing & A/C Medic will be careful not to damage anything in your home.
Make Sure Your Doors Open
If you have a storm door with an automatic closer, it’s important to test this closer to ensure the storm door is operating correctly. This will allow the technicians from Plumbing & A/C Medic to enter and exit your home easily when they’re exchanging the air conditioner units. It’s also a good idea to have door stops in place for interior doors to protect your walls while technicians are moving around your home.
Choose the Correct Unit
If you work with a good HVAC company they will work with you to determine the best air conditioner for your needs. Therefore, another task you’ll need to take care of before your new system can be installed is to determine your budget for a new system. Then the hardest decision, choosing your system from the recommendations provided by Plumbing & A/C Medic.
Air conditioners are available with different efficiency ratings, which determines how much cold air capacity they can produce over a season based on a specific input of energy. As you might expect, more efficient air conditioners are more expensive.
There are also other types of air conditioners, such as geothermal and heat pump systems, that may be a good fit for your home. You’ll also want to ensure that you select an air conditioner that is sized correctly based on the habitable space in your home. This will prevent you from selecting a unit that’s too big or too small, which could lead to problems down the road.
Since there will be new people in your house for several hours and there will, at times, be open exterior doors, it’s a good idea to keep your pets in a safe place. Since it will take the better part of a day to have a new system installed, you may want to think about having your pets stay with a friend or family member. This way they can get the attention they need and gets them in an environment that is cooler and keeps the pets safe. Though it can be difficult to be separated from your pet for a day, your preparation will be rewarded once your new air conditioner is cooling your home.
We’re Here for All Your Installation Needs
At Plumbing & A/C Medic, we are proud to be able to take care of our customers with expert installations of new air conditioners. However, that’s not all we can take care of for you. We also offer a full slate of plumbing services, including drain repair and cleaning, water heater repair and replacement, water purification and treatment services, and slab leak repair. Plus, we can help you maintain and repair your furnace so that you stay comfortable year-round.
For over ten years, we have been proudly serving this area with unparalleled customer service. We seek to keep our customers satisfied with 24-hour emergency service, highly trained technicians, and our Service Partner Plan that provides ongoing maintenance of your heating, cooling, and plumbing systems.
As a result of this commitment, we have been recognized as a Thumbtack Professional, received the Elite Service Award from HomeAdvisor and the Best of HomeGuide Award, and maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Despite all these accolades, though, what we’re most proud of are our numerous testimonials from satisfied customers who we have been able to assist. If you want to be our next satisfied customer, contact the professionals of Plumbing & A/C Medic today.