If you have decided that you are finally ready to have a central AC unit installed, you will want to think about all of the things that you need to do in order to be ready for that day. By reading through the following information, you will be able to become much more prepared.
Clear the Area for the Outside Unit
The base unit for the central air conditioning system will be placed outside. It will be next to your home. Before you start selecting where you want the unit to sit, you will need to consult with the HVAC company that is scheduled to do the installation. They will come to your home to evaluate everything and they can show you where it would be best for them to put it. Between that appointment and the day of installation, you can take a little time to clear out any brush from that area and remove any rocks or decorations that might be in the contractor's way.
Find Out If You Need to Build a Platform for the AC
The central air conditioning system cannot be placed directly on the ground. Instead, it has to sit on a concrete, brick, or metal base. This is something that you can build on your own. You just have to make sure that it is steady and level. However, talk with the HVAC company first. You might find that the central air conditioning system that you are purchasing will come with a metal base so you do not have to do anything at all.
Clear the Space Around Your Furnace
You will want to go into your basement, or wherever your furnace is, and clean up the area. There may be several contractors down in your basement so you want to make sure that they have enough room to move around and install all of the materials that they have to install. This would also be a good time to make sure that there is also a clear path to the electrical breaker box, as they will need access to that in order to get your central AC system hooked up.
You can always talk with the air conditioning installation company to see if there is anything else they can suggest that you do. This way, when installation day arrives, you will be ready to go and you will be relaxing and enjoying the cool air in no time at all.