No matter how well you take care of your HVAC system, most homeowners in Calgary will need to replace theirs at some point. Your HVAC system
No matter how well you take care of your HVAC system, most homeowners in Calgary will need to replace theirs at some point. Your HVAC system includes both your heating and cooling systems – your furnace to heat your home during Calgary’s frigid winters, and your air conditioner to stay cool during our hot, dry summers. If your HVAC system is on its last legs, upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient system can save you money on your monthly utility bills while being more friendly to the environment. Installing a new heating or cooling system can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to give you a complete checklist for HVAC installation in Calgary.
HVAC Installation Checklist
An HVAC installation checklist is a comprehensive guide that outlines each task necessary to install your heating or air conditioning system. This document helps to guarantee a safe and successful installation. Please remember that this post is merely a guide and that, unless you have extensive knowledge and experience on the subject, you should always call a professional for HVAC installation.
Before installing the new HVAC unit, you or your service professional will need to:
-properly and safely remove the old system
-clear the area to ensure an adequate, clean workspace
-inspect the new unit for damaged or loose parts
-complete any safety tasks such as disconnecting electrical wiring, removing refrigerant from an air conditioner, or shutting off the power supply
The installation process will largely depend on the type of unit to be installed (indoor or outdoor installation, air conditioner or furnace, etc.) A general installation checklist may include:
-properly placing the unit in the desired location
-inspecting and evaluating the ductwork for leaks, obstructions, or other issues
-checking the electrical wiring and connections to ensure they are installed correctly and safely
-ensuring all safety devices are working correctly (ie. carbon monoxide detector)
-verifying the refrigerant charge, when applicable
Once your HVAC system has been installed and is working correctly, here are a few things your technician should do:
-clean the area, including all garbage and work materials
-run a complete test to ensure the system is operating efficiently (check for correct airflow, check that the thermostat is working correctly, there are no unusual noises, etc.)
-thoroughly explain what’s been installed, how to properly operate the HVAC system, warranty information, and any maintenance requirements
How Long Should My HVAC System Last? How Often Should I Schedule Maintenance and Repairs?
In general, most HVAC systems will last for 15 to 25 years but this depends on a lot of factors, including proper care and maintenance. Purchasing and installing a new unit can be costly. Scheduling service check-ups and promptly making minor repairs when necessary will prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system. Your heating and air conditioning units should be inspected, cleaned, and tested at least once a year. Ideally, you’ll have your heating system checked in the fall and your air conditioning checked in the spring.
If you’re looking to replace, install, or schedule annual maintenance for your HVAC system in Calgary, call the experts at Mr. Mike’s. Contact us today for a quote!