If you’re someone who makes a living “flipping” houses, then you likely know the challenges that can arise with a fixer-upper property. You might scour the internet and the newspapers for bank-owned homes that have been foreclosed upon, or perhaps you look for houses that have sat empty for many years, falling into disrepair. You know that with a little time and money, you can make these homes inhabitable again and the perfect house for someone.
At G&R Heating and Air, we know that HVAC can be one of the biggest challenges of flipping a property. You might have an old furnace or air conditioner that needs to be removed, as well as old ductwork that should be replaced as soon as possible. If you’ve just bought a fixer-upper in Elgin, then we’d love to help with the heating and cooling!
Getting Rid of the Old Systems
One of the first steps after buying a fixer-upper is to gut the property. This can mean tearing out old cupboards, old drywall, and anything else that needs to go. If this involves removing old ductwork and the heating and cooling systems, then it’s important to be absolutely sure you know what you’re doing. Furnaces and air conditioning units are very heavy, and you want to make sure you don’t damage any part of the house that you want to keep intact.
Our HVAC technicians can help you with the removal of old HVAC systems and ductwork. In order to remove everything safely, it can be smart to call in professionals who understand how the furnace or air conditioner is connected to the ductwork, as well as how to disconnect the system from its fuel source and the electricity that powers it. If the house has been sitting for quite some time, then the gas and power have likely been shut off, but it’s always a good idea to check!
Installing New Ductwork
You might be completely changing the layout of the house, which means that your new ducts won’t go where the old ones did. You may be adding new rooms or changing the configuration of the second floor, and you’ll want to make sure your vents and returns are in the right places.
Installing new ductwork can be tricky, and we’d be more than happy to help with this project. The HVAC is something that needs to go in before you put up drywall and close in the walls, and we can provide guidance and expertise where you need it most.
Choosing New Heating and Cooling Systems
Once the ductwork is in place for the house’s new layout, you can decide on what furnace and air conditioner you want for the property. You want the house to be as energy efficient as possible, and with so many options to choose from, it can be tough to pick the right HVAC systems.
The first thing you need to consider is the size of your furnace or AC unit. This doesn’t mean its physical dimensions, but rather how much hot or cool air it can put out in an hour’s time. Our technicians will help you understand everything from HVAC load to BTUs and everything in between. Above all, you want to make sure that your system isn’t too large or too small for the property, since it will end up costing you in one of two ways — higher energy costs or constant repair bills.
Get Started Today
If you’ve just purchased a fixer-upper in Elgin, or you’re looking for “flippable” properties in the area, then let G&R help you with all of your heating and cooling needs. Whether you need a furnace or air conditioner taken out of the property, or you’re ready to install new ductwork and HVAC systems, we’re here to provide prompt and professional service.
You can contact us today by using the form below or by calling us at your convenience. With our years of knowledge and expertise, we can help you get your fixer-upper ready to go and ready for someone to move in, whether that’s you or someone else. We bring honesty and integrity to every job, and we never leave things unfinished.