Preparing Your Home For HVAC Installation

If you are planning to install a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, you should know that you will not just sign the contract and let the installer handle the rest of the work. You need to prepare for the installation so that the installer's work proceeds efficiently on the big day. Here are some of the specific preparation measures that may help:

Get the Relevant Permits

Installing an HVAC will require some permits from the local authority.  You need to clarify with the technician who is responsible for getting which permit. You don't want the installation day to only to find that the technician expected you to get the permits while you had also assumed that it is the technician's responsibility. Most installers will get the permits on their own if they are offering you full-package installation service, but you should confirm it first.

Ensure the Relevant Areas Are Accessible

The next thing is to ensure that all areas of your home are accessible so that the installers can do their work efficiently and without interruptions.  If there are outdoor furniture pieces around your house, bushy vegetation where the outside units should be installed or stored items in the basement or attic, clear them before the installation day. Don't forget that you may have to pay more for the installation if your actions (or lack of action) contribute to an installation delay.

Keep Fragile Items Away

It is a good idea to keep fragile and valuable items away to minimize the risk of accidental damage. Glass figures, fragile paintings, expensive carpets and such like things can easily be damaged during the installation process. Remember that there is likely to be a lot of banging and vibrations during the installations; these are some of the things that can damage fragile items.

Notify Your Household Members and Workers

It's also a good idea to notify your household members and domestic staff about the installation so that they can prepare accordingly. Installing an HVAC system will disrupt a lot of things in your house, and you don't want them to be caught unaware. For example, if you have young kids in the house, you should make sure that there will be someone to look at them at all times during the installation so that they don't get in the way of the installer or get injured.

The above are the general guidelines, but your installer may also tell you some specific requirements. Don't forget that you should be also available (or another member of your household) on the appointed date to help with accessibility issues or any emergencies.

Get in touch with a service like Reid’s AC & Heat for more details.