How to Prepare Your Northwest Chicago Home for an AC Installation

You’ve done your due diligence and found the perfect cooling system for your Northwest Chicago home, so now what? Once you’ve chosen a reputable contractor and scheduled an AC installation, a little preparation can ensure everything goes according to plan.

Make Sure Someone’s Home

During your installation, we’ll need access to multiple areas of your home. We may also have a variety of questions to ensure we install your equipment according to your exact preferences. If you’ve purchased certain accessories, such as a smart thermostat, you’ll have to provide your Wi-Fi information as well. As such, it’s important to make sure you’re available throughout the installation process. Depending on your circumstances, this may require taking a day off work.

Make Plans for Children and Pets

While installing residential HVAC systems isn’t dangerous, it does involve working with lots of different tools and equipment. This can make the work area a hazardous environment for the smallest members of your family, especially if left unattended. Technicians also need to make numerous trips in and out of your home, creating potential escape opportunities for your furry friends. For their protection, consider creating a secure space or making other arrangements for children and pets on the day of installation.

Clear the Way for a Seamless Installation

Ensuring your home is clean and clutter-free is the best way to ensure your installation proceeds smoothly. Technicians need clear paths to access work areas both inside and outside your home. You can prepare by moving any furniture or valuables that may be in the way. In addition, check carefully for toys, garden hoses, yard waste, and other possible tripping hazards. Because installers need to carry heavy equipment, arranging a convenient parking area close to your house is also helpful.

When you’re properly prepared, you can start enjoying the comfort and efficiency of a new residential HVAC system in no time. To learn more, call the Northwest Chicago AC installation specialists at Universal HVAC Group, Inc. today.

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