All You Need to Know About Home Heating and Cooling System Installation

A new heating and cooling system will make a big difference in the comfort of you and your family during the hot and cold seasons. In order to make the installation process run smoothly you’ll want to be prepared.

Being prepared for this includes considering all aspects of the job such as where to place your thermostat and thinking of questions to ask your installation team before it begins. We’ll share with you everything that will help you be prepared for your new heating and cooling system installation.

How To Prep For Your Heating and Cooling System Installation

Getting prepared for the installation process will allow it to be stress-free on your part and your installation team’s.


What to Ask Before The Installation

Since you’ll want this process to be a smooth and speedy installation it is best to have questions ready to ask your HVAC installation team. Below are some of the questions we recommend you ask prior to the installation taking place.

  • What type of equipment do you recommend for my system, and why?
  • Will this new system be more energy efficient than my previous one?
  • Is there a warranty available for my new system? If so, what kind?
  • Is there a plan available to help me maintain and protect my new system?
  • Will the new system fit in the area my old one was in?
  • Are there any rebates or payment options available for the new system?
  • Which size unit or system do you recommend?
  • What type of air filters are needed?

Secure Or Arrange Pets & Children

The safety of you, your family, your pets, and the technicians is always the first priority. Since the job site will have dangerous tools and equipment present, including heavy appliances, it is highly recommended to make arrangements for pets and children during the installation process.

This can mean that you have a room out of the way of the installation job site ready for all kids and pets to be at during the process. You can also ask a family member or friend to take them out while the installation is underway. If the unit is being installed where a tenant lives or in a commercial building, make all people present aware that it is happening or wait until a time when it is less busy.

Give The Installation Team Space

Clearing all pathways and obstacles from work areas inside and outside the home is very important for the safety of the installation team. This is because they will be moving around very heavy equipment.

This should be completed in any area that the installation team will have tools laid out or be working on.

Keep Your Availability Open

Once the installation process begins your installation team might have questions for you. Making sure that you or a decision-maker is present and available during the job is important. Not only does it speed up the process but this can also be a good time to ask the HVAC professionals all the above questions about your new system.

Make Sure Ductwork Is Good

Ductwork is the component of the HVAC system that will carry the hot and cold air through your ducts and vents into your home. Making sure that your ductwork is free from all deterioration, leaks, and holes is an important step in preparing for your installation.

Having a professional take a look at it before the work begins is a good idea. They will be able to ensure that your new system will function well and won’t lose air. They will also be able to suggest any repairs or replacements before your HVAC installation begins.

Consider What Kind Of Thermostat & Where It Will Be Placed

Did you know that the kind of thermostat and where it is placed in the home has an impact on the installation process? Thinking about where you want it to go ahead of time will allow you to prep your home, whether that be in a private or common room.

Not only considering the placement of your thermostat is important but also what kind you want. As technology continues to evolve there are many different updated options, such as energy-efficient thermostats or smart thermostats that you can control when away from home.

Unforeseen Circumstances Happen

Keep in mind that unforeseen circumstances do happen. When the work begins on installing your new system the team may find other issues in your home such as damaged ductwork, electrical upgrades, asbestos, or rotten wall studs. Any of these problems will need to be fixed before your new system is installed.

What’s Next?

Now that you’re ready for your new heating and cooling system, it’s time to call in a pro team for installation.

The Bell Bros team are experts in heating and cooling system installation. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!