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How to Prepare Your Home for a New Heating System

It’s time to get rid of that old heating system, and put a new one in its place. There’s just one problem: you’ve never done this before, and you don’t know what to expect. Don’t worry–getting your home ready for a new heating system may sound daunting, but we’re going to show you that it doesn’t have to be.

When you get heating installation in Northbrook, IL, you want it to go as smoothly as possible and be an upgrade, not just a replacement. Well, this is what you can do to make that happen.

Get Ready for the Pre-Installation Appointment

The pre-installation appointment sounds a bit redundant, but it’s for a good reason. Our technicians will inspect your current heating system, find out if there’s any problems with the way it’s hooked up, and plan out everything we’ll need to put the new one into place.

This is a great time for us to find out if your ductwork is still in good working order, if your insulation is adequate, and fix any electrical issues that often happen in older units. This helps us get the right materials and accurate time estimates for you, so we can get the job done in an expectant manner on installation day.

Insulate Your Home or Replace Old Insulation

Insulation helps your heater run for shorter cycles, since there’s little to no heat loss in the ductwork on the way to the vents in each of your rooms. Insulation has a shelf life on it, so if your current insulation isn’t good anymore, we can plan to replace it with new insulation.

However, this is also a good time to check the general insulation in your home and see if it could use an upgrade. Sometimes, homeowners find that additions were done by hand, and some rooms may not be insulated at all as a result. Here’s your chance to fix it so that your new heating system isn’t throwing warm air into a room that can’t hold onto it for any decent length of time.

Rent a Thermal Image Gun to Detect Drafts

These nifty little devices can either be bought for cheap, or rented from a hardware store if you don’t think you’ll need one in the near future. They look for heat coming out of your home, so you can look around your windows, doors, and anywhere else you’d like to find out where heat is leaking out.

Most homes have a considerable amount of air leaks, which greatly reduces your heating efficiency. Before you get a new system installed, patching these up is a really good idea. It helps your heater run for shorter cycles and usually, less cycles in any given day, which keeps it in good repair for much longer.

Let’s Get That New Heater Installed Today

You need a new heater, but you haven’t set up your installation yet. Here’s your chance: contact us today and learn how we can help you heat your home better than ever before. With our experienced technicians and attention to detail, we’ll be sure to get the job done right every single time.

Contact us today to schedule your heating system installation as soon as possible.

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