How to install a HVAC system by yourself

If you can’t afford to have a certified HVAC technician install your HVAC system and you want to install the system yourself you should know a few things.

If you are installing the system in a house that had a HVAC system before then the install will be much easier. If you are installing in a new house it would be best to have a certified tech install everything. However we will outline below steps to take if it’s a new system.

You need to purchase a unit that matches the previous specs to make sure it has proper capacity.

The next step to installing your new unit is making sure to unhook all wires, and duct work. I would suggest labeling each wire with a piece of masking tape, and take pictures just in case you forget how to connect the wires.

The third step would be to connect everything and double check your connections to make sure everything is hooked up properly.

The final step would be to turn on the power and make sure everything is functioning properly. It will be more complex then this, but you can refer to the manual for the individual system you are using.

Installing in a new home

If you’re installing a HVAC system in a new home then you will have more work ahead of you. If you’re doing it yourself you will need to make a plan on how you will run the duct work through your home, or have a professional like Ductworks draft up a plan for you.

It can cost you a couple hundreds bucks, but it’s better to do it right the first time and save your self thousands in repairs later for taking shortcuts and not installing everything properly.

The next step is to decide on how many zones you would like in your home. You need to decide if you want one temperature setting in the home or if you want individual units to control the upstairs downstairs and front and back of your home. This is important because it will determine the amount of electrical work you will need to do with your install of your HVAC system.

Another thing to consider is building codes. You have to hook everything up according to building codes. What this means is if you want your home to be legal you need to have a certified technician come out to your house to look over everything. In order to pull of a successful install you should be proficient with electrical work. You have to run all the wires from the unit to all of the different temperature controls throughout the house.

Even though you may be able to install the HVAC unit yourself it may be smarter to have a professional HVAC Service Woodstock GA do it to make sure it’s done right. Sometime it doesn’t pay in the long run to do it yourself. If you mess up and do something wrong it could be pricey later.