A Beginner’s Guide To Purchasing an HVAC Unit

Author: Extra Air System | | Categories: HVAC Installation , HVAC Services

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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are just a few creature comforts that can make your home more relaxing. However, there are many things to consider when purchasing and installing an HVAC unit.

So, to introduce you to aspects that you need to pay attention to when installing your HVAC unit, Extra Air System has put together a beginner’s guide to purchasing an HVAC unit. By following this guide, you, as a homeowner, can have the peace of mind that your HVAC is getting installed correctly.

Getting Started
Speak to a professional:
 Always consult with a local expert before getting yourself involved in the purchasing and installing of HVAC equipment. Local technicians are up to date in regulations, and procedures of purchase and installation.

Take a safety-first approach: There are several hazards involved with installing HVAC equipment, and that is why we believe the professionals best handle it. Read on to understand the kind of threats that we mean.

- The most important thing customers need to remember is that gas appliances are dangerous.

- Hammer drills are also extremely dangerous, and if someone does not have experience with them, they could break their hands, wrist, or injure themselves for life.

- PVC cutter is another hazardous tool, as it can cut off fingers and arms if not appropriately handled.

- Customers need to make sure that pipes get welded correctly and sealed, and they should also be careful of potential fires.

These are just a few reasons why customers should avoid the installation process even if they have purchased the HVAC unit separately.

Keep in mind: If you plan on replacing or repairing HVAC units by yourself, then you must take precautions and know safety rules and procedures before starting the process.

Pay attention to installation details, including, TSSA guidelines, wiring, breakers, PVC piping, and welding procedures for copper pipes. Also, make sure that you start the installation early so that you have good light, and carry all the right tools. However, we highly recommend bringing in a professional for a quicker and safer job.

Next Steps
Clean the area:
 Get ready for the installation by cleaning the area where the technician will be working. If it’s a basement, make sure your furnace room is clean for technicians to work on the furnace, ductwork, piping, or ceiling. 

Clear the space: Try to make the spot where the technician works empty so that at least two people can work on your unit. Leave enough room for a ladder and toolboxes to fit in the place where equipment will get installed and don’t close the furnace area as old equipment will need to be carried out, and new equipment brought in.

Hire a professional: A licensed technician knows the codes, rules, and regulations that get addressed during an installation. They also know the appropriate sizes of an HVAC unit for your home and can get the job done efficiently.

Check the work: Finally, make sure that the installed units are working as required at the end of the installation process.

Advice From The Pros
Avoid dangerous situations: 
A client must be mindful of the safety of their neighbors and surroundings. So, calling a technician is best as they have proper knowledge of the equipment needed to do the job. They will also have the appropriate tools and know the rules set by the technical standard and safety authority (TSSA).

If you need consulting, pricing, or installing of new HVAC equipment, then call us. We have professionals that can give you the best advice, and our phone consultation is always free of charge.

At Extra Air System, our goal is to exceed your expectations. As the go-to experts in Milton and Mississauga, ON, for all your HVAC requirements, you can feel confident about having your heating ventilation and air conditioning products installed and serviced with us.

Our products include humidifiers, indoor air quality, ductless, and heating and cooling. We also provide thermostats, tankless, and water heaters for clients.

We serve clients across Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Georgetown, Etobicoke, Brampton, North York, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Markham, Thornhill, and the surrounding areas.

Visit our website to learn more or contact Extra Air System today.