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What Happens When You Need Your HVAC Unit Replaced?

What Happens When You Need Your HVAC Unit Replaced?

It’s time to replace your heating or cooling unit, but you’re not quite sure what to expect or how long it will take. One thing is for sure; no one wants to be without heating and cooling in our home, especially if the replacement is occurring during the cold winter months or hot summer days. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare will help the process move along smoothly.

Heating and cooling account for most of your home energy use. Installing a high-efficiency system is a great way to lower your energy bill. The perfect home comfort system will make your home healthier, safer, and more comfortable.

High efficiency equipment is not all it takes to make a home comfort

system choice. How well your comfort system performs and how

long it lasts depend largely on the systems design and quality of the

installation. Regular maintenance is essential to your system’s

performance, longevity, efficiency, and ability to keep you and your family comfortable.

What can you expect when you have your HVAC unit replaced?

Before the installation can even start, a heating and air company will send a Comfort Advisor to the home. The Comfort Advisor will measure the square footage, check the air ducts, and calculate loads based upon the climate, size, and the structure’s ability to contain conditioned air. Once the Comfort Advisor has finished the appropriate calculations, they will recommend the size and type of system as well as any necessary repairs to your current ductwork and/or exterior. Some recommendations may include upgrading insulation, resealing doors and windows, or repairing exterior walls where heat and air may escape.

How long will it typically take to have your HVAC unit replaced?

Once a unit has been determined and any necessary pre-work is completed, the new system can be installed. The length of time it takes depends on the complexity of the system. The average time to replace a HVAC unit in a home can be as short as one day, however, the more work required and the more complex the system, the longer it will take.

You can help speed up the process by moving valuables such as antiques and irreplaceable objects to a safe location. Move pets to a safe, quiet location away from the work areas. The location of the HVAC system varies from home to home. You should be prepared to let the crew into attics, crawl spaces, basements, and other areas, so they can effectively remove and add parts. If you are upgrading your HVAC system and the ductwork isn’t compatible, it will need to be changed at the same time. It is beneficial to the crew if you can be on hand to help guide them to entry points.

Be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances. The contractor tries to be as thorough as possible, but there are some things that even the most in-depth inspection can’t foresee. During installation, the crew may encounter rot, drywall repairs, and electrical upgrades and so on.

After the HVAC is successfully installed, the contractor will perform pressure and vacuum tests before charging the system with refrigerant. After it checks out, refrigerant is added and the system is activated and retested to ensure all components are working properly.

The success of your HVAC replacement depends heavily upon your contractor. That is why it is important to hire a professional, experienced contractor like Red Apple Air. They have over 20 years of experience with both HVAC and Customer Service. Give them a call for any and all of your Heating, ventilation, A/C or electrical needs! (310) 532-0522

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