How to Prepare Your Home for Your Installation
Tips from our Quality Control & Technical Director, Jay, on how to prepare your home for your upcoming air conditioner installation.
STEP 1) Make Arrangements for Your Pets
We want to make sure that both your pets, and our employees are safe. We ask that you make prior arrangements for your pets on the day of installation. Remember that this process can take several hours, or multiple days depending on the scope of your project. Doors are constantly opening & closing, sharp objects and tools will be present, and other hazards may be at play.
STEP 2) Identify Attic Access Location
If your attic access if located inside a closet, please remove clothes and other valuables that may potentially be damaged from the closet.
STEP 3) Remove Hanging Objects
If we are working in a hallway, or travelling up & down stairs, then please identify and remove any hanging objects from the path, including pictures, decorations, or obstructions.
STEP 4) Clear Your Attic
In many homes, the air handler & furnace are located inside the attic space. If you are also using this space as storage, then please remove all boxes and large objects before the scheduled installation date.
STEP 5) Have Clear Access to Your Electrical Panel
Our technicians must be able to access your homes electrical or breaker panel in order to turn off power to your indoor and outdoor units for the safety of the team and your home. Please be sure that this area has a clear space so that they can access it safely.
STEP 6) Remove Cars From Garage
Many houses have attic access through the garage. It is a good idea to park your car elsewhere during the time of installation in order to prevent any possible damage.
STEP 7) Trim Bushes & Vegetation Around Outdoor Unit
If we are replacing your outdoor unit, it is a good idea to have plenty of clearance around the outdoor unit. If any vegetation prevents safe access of the outdoor unit, then they may have to be taken down or trimmed.
STEP 8) Leave Space for Us to Park
Please ensure that our team has adequate parking space available to load & unload equipment. This typically includes 1-2 trucks and trailers that need to park around your home.