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How Long Does HVAC Installation Usually Take?

If you’re planning to replace your HVAC system sometime in the near future, you probably want to learn as much as you can about the process. Especially when you plan ahead for the installation date. How much time do you need to set aside for an HVAC installation?

The answer really depends on what type of unit you choose, and how big the unit is. You also have to take into consideration, whether or not you are switching to a different type of HVAC system than you previously had. Our team can help you with any HVAC installation in Farmington, NM no matter how big or small. Before you schedule your appointment, you can keep reading to learn more about the HVAC installation process. 

Installing a New HVAC Unit

A typical HVAC installation takes between four and eight hours to complete. If you are switching out one system for another very similar system, it may take less time. But if there are a lot of changes or replacements that need to be made, then it may take longer. The bottom line is, our team can complete it in a single day.

Getting an HVAC Replacement Quote

Before you make any decisions, you want to get a free in-home estimate. Our team can come out and assess your current HVAC system, including how it was initially set up during its installation. We can outline recommendations for a new unit, and let you know of anything that needs to be changed or replaced. 

Most of the time an HVAC installation includes all new ductwork and connections. Other examples include air vents that need to be relocated based on furniture placement, or maybe you remodeled your home and need to change the way the ducts are set up. 

Our team can include these tweaks with our installation estimate. We don’t just want to replace your system as it is. We went to do the best we can to make improvements, so your new unit can be as efficient as possible.

What Happens During HVAC Installation? 

Upwards of eight hours may seem like a long time for an HVAC installation, but our team wants to make sure that we do it right. Weather and accessibility can also impact how long it takes. First, we have to remove your old unit. This includes the indoor and outdoor portions. then we clean up and prep the areas for where we will place your new units. This can include leveling the outdoor pad and ensuring that the indoor placement is also secure.

The next step is to run new lines for the electricity, gas, or refrigerant. Before we do anything else, we ensure that all of these connections are secured. Then we begin to bring in your new system and hook everything up. Once we get the connection set up, we have to pressurize your system to the manufacturer’s specifications. 

The final step is to test, test, and then retest. We want to try cooling your home, heating your home, and making different adjustments to see how your system responds. This step alone takes around an hour. Once we are sure that everything is working correctly, we can offer you guidance on how to maximize the energy efficiency of your new HVAC system. 

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and let us do it right the first time!

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