Are you getting ready to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home? Here are a few things you should know first:
Construction Work Will Commence
Installing a new air conditioning system in your home will require building and placing new air ducts throughout so that the cold air your system creates can be distributed into each room. If your home has previously been outfitted with a whole-house AC unit, your home likely already has air ducts in place, in which case they can be easily replaced and/or upgraded to accommodate the new system you are having installed.
If an AC system has never been installed in your home before, new ducts will have to be built and installed. Luckily, many AC system ducts nowadays can be installed outside of your home, right underneath the gutters where they will be disguised and unnoticeable. Therefore, there may be no need to actually get into the walls of your home to install a duct system.
The Process Can Take Days
Unless you are having an existing air conditioning system replaced, installing a new system for the first time can take days. If you want to be present when your service provider is installing your AC system, you may need to clear two or three days on your schedule to accommodate the installation process.
Most of the installation work is done outside, so you do not have to worry about your service provider needing access to the inside of your home most of the time. Since this is the case, it is not imperative that you are present throughout the entire installation process. If you are comfortable letting your service provider work outside while you are not there, you should be able to schedule the inside work to be done in one day when you have a day off to be home. The rest of the installation work can be done whether you are there or not.
Maintenance Should Be a Priority
Your new air conditioning system will work perfectly after it is installed, but if you do not make maintenance a priority, the solid performance likely will not last long. Do not wait until your air conditioning system starts showing signs of wear and tear before thinking about maintenance. Schedule your first maintenance appointment the same day that your new system is finished being installed. And consider inquiring about a service contract that will cover all your maintenance needs in the upcoming years.