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How to Prepare Your Home for an HVAC Upgrade

Ready for a new HVAC?

Check these steps first!



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Getting a new furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump is sure to bring you many benefits, like lower energy costs and more home comfort. However, making sure your home is prepared for a proper installation can have a lasting effect on its overall performance. 

At Kearney HVAC, we believe installation is one of the most important parts to ensuring your system has a long and efficient lifespan. Here are a few tips to make sure your home is ready!

Start With an Insulation Assessment

If your home is under-insulated (like 9 out of 10 homes are), you could end up needing a larger system to make up for the energy loss. A home energy assessment can help you discover where your home needs improvements prior to installation.

Get Your Ductwork Inspected

Duct systems can make or break your HVAC efficiency. If they’re poorly sealed or improperly installed you’re basically sending conditioned air down the drain. That’s why it’s always important to get them inspected prior to installing a ducted heat pump or other ducted systems. 

Check For Available Incentives

There are several tax credits and rebates available for upgrading to an energy efficient HVAC system, like ductless heat pumps or ENERGY STAR certified products. Kearney can help you find eligible HVACs for the heat pump tax credits, Mass Save® rebates, and more.

Clear Out Clutter

If you know the location of your new HVAC system, it’s a good idea to clear the area to give installers space. This includes plants, furniture, and other obstructions for indoor and outdoor units.  Don’t forget the breaker boxes and other utility hookups too!

Schedule Your HVAC Installation With a Qualified Contractor

Working with the right contractor can make all the difference. The team at Kearney will take time to fully understand your heating & cooling needs, your budget, and preferences when helping you find the right HVAC for your home—we take all the necessary steps to right-size your system too! 

Enroll in a Kearney HVAC Service Agreement

Get off on the right foot with your new HVAC system by enrolling in our preventative maintenance agreements. Get full performance tune-ups, value pricing on products & services, and more. Regular maintenance is the key to a long lasting and efficient HVAC of any kind! 

Is your home ready? Schedule your HVAC installation today. Call 978-704-7133 or contact us online