After diligent research and seeking advice from reputable professionals, you have finally found and purchased an energy-efficient air conditioning system for your home. The next order of business, then, is window air conditioner installation.
If you are looking for a way to make air conditioner installation a seamless experience for all parties involved and eliminate potential hassles, here is a brief checklist of the things that you can do prior to installation.
Check the manual J heating and cooling load
A reputable contractor will first calculate for the heating and cooling load prior to installation. Here, the contractor will account for several factors including the overall house structure, the windows, roof, location and direction. This will help determine the appropriate equipment to use. Once the calculation has been made, you would want to check this and ask for a detailed explanation from your contractor.
Have the ducts cleaned and sealed
Dust and debris that have accumulated on your home’s duct system can undermine the performance of your new air conditioning unit. Furthermore, the presence of dust and debris in the ducts can affect the quality of air inside the room or home. Before proceeding with the installation, make sure that the duct system of your home is cleaned and sealed.
Before your contractor and his crew arrives, you need to make sure that the area where your new air conditioner will be installed is clear and the workers can easily access the area. Make sure the stairs, decks, porches and other areas where the workers will pass through are clear of dirt, household items and equipment and even your children’s toys that may have been left lying around. All of these can hamper the efficient movement of the workers and the equipment they will use. If you have pets in your home, put them in a cage or in a room so that they cannot bother the crew installing your new air conditioning system.
After the installation, make sure that you check that everything is running in good order. If everything is functioning properly, make sure to ask your contractor for tips to help you get the most out of your new air conditioning system. He can provide you with expert tips that will ensure that your air conditioner will function optimally for a long period of time. You can also inquire about the appropriate maintenance plan to save you time and effort.