In part one of our two-part series on air conditioning installation, we talked about evaluating and removing your old AC unit. In part two, we’ll focus on how to prepare the areas outside your house for the new unit.
Preparing for AC Installation
During the dog days of summer, Valley of the Sun homeowners frequently ask, is there anything I can do to speed up the installation process? Bruce’s goal is to get your new system up and running as soon as possible. Here are some steps you can take to ensure the installation goes smoothly:
- Clear the area around your AC unit. Full access to the areas where your current components are located will make it easier for the installers to do their job. It’s important to have a clear path to the outdoor condenser. Bushes, branches, and overgrown greenery should be cleared. Try to make sure toys, bikes, patio furniture, and other obstacles are removed.
- Keep the driveway, front yard, sidewalks, and street parking clear for installation equipment, including trucks and a crane. When the components are being delivered, a fair amount of space will be required on your driveway. If your unit is being installed on the roof, an HVAC boom crane will need clearance close to your house. Flowerpots, planters, and patio furniture may need to be moved. Our installer will let you know in advance. When installation day arrives, it’s advisable to remove all vehicles from the garage and park your cars on the street, so you won’t get blocked in.
- Ductwork will be inspected, repaired, and replaced if necessary. If your home requires extensive repair or replacement of ducts, the team will be working in the attic and throughout your house. It’s a good idea to move or clear storage containers and boxes from the areas of the attic where the ductwork is installed.
- Keep children and pets inside. We always promote safety first. Kids are naturally curious. We ask, if at all possible, to please keep children indoors while work is being done. When it comes to pets, dogs are not always thrilled to see us. Please keep pets corralled inside during installation.
Bruce’s Experienced Installers
With 24/7/365 service, Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating is your go-to source for all your home’s AC needs. Whether it’s a simple repair or the installation of a completely new HVAC system, we bring our expertise and experience every time. Call us today at 480-968-5652 to speak with one of our technicians.