Installing Your New HVAC Unit
HVAC installation is typically easier to install for most smaller units. In fact, most units generally take only 4-8 hours to install. Size is usually a key factor in determining how long it will take for your new unit to be installed. There are other critical factors to consider, such as the size of your home, the size and type of the HVAC unit being installed and the exact location your unit is being installed in. Another item to consider is whether or not the unit is a simple switch out. Is there ductwork that needs replacing in the process? These and other factors will determine a time estimate as to when your brand new HVAC unit can be officially installed.
A simple switch out typically takes only one day if everything is still in place from the old unit. But if ductwork and wiring need to be redone or replaced, it could take up to several days. There are other critical factors involve, the most important being size.
Some homes are so large that they require more than one unit to install. Homes with multiple rooms or homes that have more than one story will require more than one HVAC unit to be installed. In those cases, it could take up to several days. In this case, you should ask your technician to inspect the size of your living space and give you details on the unit size that you may need. From there, they should be able to provide a price quote on the unit itself, along with the parts and labor.
Ductwork and Wiring
While a simple HVAC replacement typically only takes a single day to complete, there are cases where ductwork must be fixed or replaced. When this happens, it’s not unusual to expect the job to take several days to complete. In most cases, it could take anywhere from 3-5 business days in order to finish. It may take even longer if the HVAC technician has to rewire your system’s thermostat.
Type of HVAC Unit
The type of unit you choose also matters when it comes to the amount of time needed for proper installation. Most HVAC units come in two kinds: one is a split air conditioner. The other is packaged air conditioner. Both systems are unique in terms of their general structure and the way that they operate.
Split Air System
A split air conditioner operates on a simple system that’s efficient and quiet. It uses two separate components: a condensing unit and an evaporator coil. A copper connector is responsible for the constant transmission of refrigerant to and from these separate parts, and that makes it much easier to cool your home. The unit has a SEER rating of 20 and is most efficient in keeping larger homes cooler during the hottest months of summer. The units are located outside of the house due to their size.
Packaged Air Conditioner
A packaged air conditioner is smaller but may not be as efficient as the split air system. Like the split air system, it has both the condenser and evaporator coils. However, they are located inside rather than outside of the unit. Because of its SEER rating of only 13, the packaged air conditioner is best suited for smaller homes such as studio apartments or single family homes. Itis far less efficient for duplexes and homes with more than one floor plan. However, the good news is that they will take less time to install duevto their compact size.
Whatever the size, getting your HVAC system installed should be simple and affordable. If you’re looking for a new system or want to change from something old to something new, call or visit our website today for an estimate.