Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

4 Ways Homeowners Should Prepare for Residential AC Installation

Aaron Kennedy

Have you ever gone through summer without an efficient air conditioner? The feeling is unbearable because summers in Australia can get extremely hot. For this reason, you should consider installing or upgrading your AC unit to ensure you remain comfortable during the hot summer months. When it comes to AC installation, it is always advisable to leave the work to the experts. Nonetheless, there are vital things you can do to prepare for the installation process. The following are the proper preparation steps to take before residential AC installation. 

Identify the Best Type of AC for Your Home

There is no single air conditioner that will be suitable for all homes. The air conditioner ideal for your neighbour may not be the right one for you. That's why you should understand various types of AC units in the market and how each works. That way, you can easily identify the one that will serve you best. For instance, the eco-friendly geothermal system works by looping the earth's steady temperature to cool or heat the house. 

Calculate the Heating and Cooling Load

Though the experts usually conduct the heating and cooling load calculation, it is crucial to understand what this calculation is and why it is necessary for AC installation. Some elements that are considered during the calculations are the windows, roof, home structure, and location. That will help determine the ideal type and size of AC that meets your cooling needs. It is vital to ask the contractor to show you the load calculation and explain it to you. That way, you are guaranteed to get the most suitable AC for your home.

Clean the Ducts and Seal Them

It is vital to clean the old ducts and air them out before putting up the new AC system. Debris and dirt may have accumulated inside the ducts over the years. If left unattended, they could cause damage to your new AC unit. The accumulated dust particles could also decrease air circulation and quality. If you are unsure where you need to start the cleaning job, it is advisable to consult your contractor. Some HVAC contractors also offer duct cleaning services as an extra service. 

Keep the Area Clear

Expert AC installers need enough space and easy access to the area where your unit will be installed. It is also crucial for the furnace to be easily accessible since that's where the evaporator coil is installed. So, move any furniture, rugs, or toys that may be around this area. Clearing the site reduces the chances of accidents or property damage.

Preparing for AC installation in your house saves a lot of time and money. So, follow the steps above to ensure a smooth AC installation process. If you are uncertain about any preparation step, you should talk to your HVAC expert for assistance. Look for a professional that provides residential AC installation services in your area. 


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Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

Hello there, welcome to my blog. My name is Andrew and this blog is going to be about how to install and maintain HVAC systems. When I purchased a new office space in downtown Perth, I didn't have the first idea about HVAC systems. I knew that I would need one, as I couldn't expect my staff to work away in the heat of an Australian summer without any air conditioning. I contacted an HVAC contractor who advised me on the best type of system to install. He also gave me some top tips on how I could keep the HVAC system in good condition.