Installing a new HVAC unit is a delicate procedure. A poor installation can cause myriad problems, including high energy bills and damage to the system. That’s why it’s essential that it be done correctly. A number of things should be inspected during HVAC installation to ensure it goes smoothly — some by the contractor and some by you.

What You Should Inspect

Before you hire an HVAC contractor, you need to check them out first. Make sure they’re licensed, bonded, and insured. This means they’re authorized to do the work you need, that they’re committed to completing the job as specified, and that you’re not liable for any damage or injury that may occur on your property as a result of the job.

Also make sure they’re NATE certified. North American Technical Excellence is a nonprofit organization that trains HVAC professionals. NATE certification means they’ve been rigorously tested on the type of system you’re buying and are qualified to install the equipment properly.

What They Should Inspect

In the course of your HVAC installation, your contractor should inspect your home in several ways. First, they need to size your new unit according to Manual J. This means not just measuring your home’s square footage but also noting any factors that can affect heating and cooling, such as large windows, multiple floors, insulation, and more.

They also need to inspect your home to find the best place to install the new unit. It should be somewhere out of the way yet still accessible for service and repairs. Common installation locations include the basement, the attic, or a storage closet.

Finally, your contractor should return a few days after the HVAC installation to inspect the system and verify that it’s working properly. They should check things such as the thermostat settings, how long the system runs for, and whether or not you’re comfortable. They can then make adjustments accordingly, to maximize both comfort and efficiency.

If you need a qualified professional for your HVAC installation, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We provide quality service to the Indianapolis area.

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