With two-thirds of U.S. homes having air conditioners, there’s a good chance you’re getting your AC unit ready for the warmer weather. Unfortunately, you may find yourself in need of a new air conditioner. If this is the case, you should understand what to expect when you have to replace your AC unit. So let’s take a closer look at what happens before, during, and after AC installation.
Inspection and Preparation
Before your new unit is installed, an HVAC contractor is going to come to your house to evaluate your current situation. This inspection will involve choosing where the best place for the unit is, which unit will suit your cooling needs, and what size your new AC unit should be. Additionally, any old AC components will be inspected and removed as necessary. If you have ductwork, this should be inspected during this time as well. And if the HVAC contractor says everything is good to go, you’ll schedule the installation.
The actual installation of the AC unit is pretty straightforward. Your old AC unit will be removed and the new one will be put in its place. Unless it’s going in a different location — then the new unit will be hooked up to the new spot. After the AC unit is installed, the HVAC contractor should test everything to ensure it’s working as it should. The contractor should also go over any instructions and make sure you understand how the new system works.
Hopefully, you won’t experience any problems after your new unit is installed. But even if there are no problems, the HVAC company should call you a few days after the installation to ensure everything is working properly. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure to voice them during this follow up so any problems can be addressed quickly.
All in all, replacing an old AC unit is pretty easy, as long as you choose a reputable company to work with. The process is done in steps to ensure it’s completed correctly. And hopefully, this article has helped you feel better prepared for replacing your current AC unit.