Maybe you had an old faithful HVAC that finally reached the end of its lifespan. Maybe the HVAC unit you have now is technically fine, but you could do with a more energy efficient upgrade. Or maybe you’re building your home from scratch and need your first ever HVAC unit installed. There are several reasons that you might need an HVAC installation, but unless you’ve experienced it before, you might not know what to expect. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know.
The Installation Crew and Equipment
The installation crew will arrive on time, provided you choose a reliable HVAC installation company, and provided the weather allows. If there are any delays due to weather, traffic, or other reasons, your HVAC company should contact you a day beforehand to warn you and attempt to reschedule. They will bring with them all the necessary equipment for the removal of your old unit and installation of your new unit, including the new unit itself, tools to secure it, and any necessary tools to remove the old unit. They will also likely have spare parts and tools in case of any repairs that might arise. HVAC installation crews have experienced this all several times before, and know to be prepared.
The Installation Process
The first step, of course, is removing the old unit. To do this, they will need to open the disconnect box, in the event that this is an air conditioner unit, and turn the power off. From there, they’ll uninstall the unit and load it back on their truck. In the case of a furnace removal, they’ll need to turn off the power and gas connection before removing it. From there, the new unit will be installed and secured. In most cases, this will take no longer than a day. The time varies based on the size and type of unit and any complications that may arise, but 4-10 hours is a good estimate in most cases. Your HVAC technician will keep you updated in the event that there are any delays.
What About You?
The thought of an HVAC installation may leave you wondering what you’ll have to do while the installation crew does their work. A DIY HVAC installation is not recommended, since things like your gas line and heavy HVAC equipment can be potentially hazardous even to professionals. The plus side is that if you have a professional installation crew, you don’t have to do much. You may need to ensure that pets and small children stay out of the way, but otherwise, you can go about your day. If you have work for the day, go to work. If you want to go shopping, go shopping. As long as the crew has a way to contact you if needed, they can take it from there. If you’re at home, the installation crew will do their best to do their work with as little disruption as possible.
Want more information about what you can expect during your HVAC installation? Just contact Air Solutions in Bryan-College Station for a consultation.