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How To Prepare Your Home For Your New Air Conditioner

by Dawn Henry

With summer not far away, more and more Americans are looking at upgrading their air conditioner to a newer model. After all, every year air conditioners get quieter, more efficient, and cheaper to maintain, so if you haven't changed yours for a decade, then you could be missing out. When you have chosen your AC, the only thing to do is wait for the installation to happen, but before the experts arrive to do this, you should prepare the area for them so they can get right into it. Here are three things you should do to prepare your home for an AC installation.

Remove The Old AC

If you have the opportunity to, it is always a good idea to get rid of the old AC unit the day or so before the new one arrives. This is especially the case if the new unit is going where the old one was. Time is money when it comes to AC installation, so getting this out of the way allows you to save a bit of cash. Make sure to fully research how to remove your AC unit and, if necessary, get professional help to do so. Removing an air conditioner is always much easier, so don't worry about spending too much time on it. 

Turn Off Electricity In That Room

This is just a safety precaution, as installing an air conditioning unit can involve drilling tiny holes into the wall for supports. The last thing you want is for one of the people completing the AC installation to get electrocuted. Simply turn off the electricity for that room in your switchboard and make sure to let the installation experts know that it is off so they don't try to turn it on and wonder what is wrong. This goes for any and all work in your house; you should always make sure electricity and water are turned off whenever renovations are happening.

Clear The Room

You might not see a lot of mess or items in the room with your air conditioning, but that is probably because you have grown accustomed to it, which is perfectly fine for most occasions. However, if you want your AC installation to go smoothly, then you need to give them a clear space to work with. They can't be constantly worried about stepping on something or tripping over a chair. Move it all out of the way and give them an area to work in peace.