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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

3 Things To Do When Having A New Heating System Installed In Your Home

by Rita Richardson

Are you planning to have a new heating system installed in your home before the next winter season shows up? Unless your home is already outfitted with such a system, the project can be a little overwhelming. The following are a few things to do when having a new heating system installed to ensure peace of mind and a positive experience.

Schedule an In-Home Consultation

One of the most important things you can do before you even decide what kind of heating system to install is to schedule an in-home consultation with your service provider. They will inspect your home and identify where all the components of your new system will need to go. They can also recommend specific heating options to choose from that are most suitable for your home based on things such as age, design, and energy efficiency.

You can also get an accurate quote for the installation work that will need to be done so you can effectively factor the costs into your overall heating investment. And you'll have an opportunity to ask all the questions you want to ensure that you're comfortable with the installation process.

Plan for the Installation Process

After learning about the installation process, you'll have an opportunity to plan for the event – so take it! Things can get loud and messy as your service provider works. If your household includes kids and pets, the environment can become overwhelming for everyone involved. Plan to take the family out for lunch or to see a movie while your service provider works. Arrange play dates and pet care for the planned work hours. And prep some meals ahead of time so dinner can be easily warmed up after a long and busy day of construction within your home.

Prepare for Future Repairs

Normal wear and tear will create the need for repairs eventually, so it's a good idea to prepare for that need ahead of time. The first step is to ask your service provider if an extended warranty is available for your new heating system. An extended warranty will cover major components and could save you hundreds of dollars on repairs during the first several years of ownership.

You can also ask about maintenance plans, as maintenance is crucial to keeping your heating system in good shape throughout the years. If your service provider offers one, they'll provide you with regular maintenance services throughout the year. All you'll have to do is pay a flat fee and keep track of the appointments that are scheduled for you.

To learn more, contact a resource that offers heating installation services.