What to Expect with a Residential HVAC Unit Replacement

HVAC unit replacements are often extremely cost-effective. In fact, they can lower your energy bill by up to 20 percent each month.

When the time comes for a residential HVAC unit replacement, it is important to be prepared for what is to come. In this blog post, we will explain what you can expect when your HVAC unit needs to be replaced.

Residential HVAC Replacement Procedures

The first thing you should expect is for the contractor to come out and inspect your current unit. The technician will inspect the unit and discuss which type of unit would best fit your home. When replacing your unit, it is important to make sure that the new unit is sized properly for your home or business. Next, they will discuss the brand of your preference and the type of unit you are looking for.

When replacing an air conditioning system, it is important to look at all brands. There are many brands on the market today that will keep you comfortable year-round. The system size can range from a single-stage to a two-stage system depending on the comfort level you are looking for.

The air conditioning install process typically takes two days depending on the size of your home and AC system. The installation process involves removing your old equipment and installing new equipment in its place. The first day of installation would be prepping your home by covering furniture, laying down tarps on floors and covering vents with plastic covers in order.

Below are the answers to just a few of the most common residential HVAC replacement questions:

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

On average, it will take about three days for an HVAC company to replace your furnace and air conditioner. Of course, that timeline can vary depending on the size of your home and the extent of the project. For example, if your installer needs to replace your ductwork as well as your HVAC equipment, this may add more time to the process.

Does your installer have to replace your ductwork when they replace your HVAC unit?

In some instances, an installer may need to replace a client’s ductwork during a residential HVAC unit replacement. However, in most cases, homeowners should expect that their ductwork will remain intact.

Does your installer have to replace your thermostat when they replace your HVAC unit?

Most of the time, an installer will not need to replace a customer’s thermostat during a residential HVAC unit replacement. However, if you want or need a new thermostat alongside a new heating and cooling system, you can always ask for an estimate! 

What to Expect with a Residential HVAC Unit Replacement by Xtraire

The first step in the process of replacing an HVAC unit is a home visit from one of our skilled technicians. We will assess your existing heating and cooling system and discuss your options with you.

After discussing the replacement, we will go over the specifics of what to expect during the installation process. Here are just a few of the details that will be covered:

The time frame for the project, which can vary greatly depending on whether or not additional materials need to be ordered or if there are any extenuating circumstances that may come up.

The number of technicians who will be working on the project and how long it will take them to complete the job.

Ready to learn more? Contact Xtraire to arrange for your residential HVAC consultation today