Regarding home maintenance, replacing your HVAC unit is one of the most significant investments you can make. It’s a decision that requires careful consideration and planning and a thorough understanding of what to expect during the process. This blog looks at what you can expect when replacing your HVAC unit.
First, it’s important to understand why you may need to replace your HVAC unit. Typically, HVAC units last between 10-15 years, depending on the quality of the unit, the level of maintenance provided, and the frequency of use.
As your unit ages, it may experience breakdowns, require frequent repairs, and become less efficient. It may also struggle to keep up with your home’s heating and cooling demands, leading to discomfort and higher energy bills.
If you decide to replace your HVAC unit, find a reputable HVAC contractor first. Look for a company with a proven track record of quality installations and one licensed and insured. Your chosen contractor should also be able to provide references and a detailed estimate for the replacement cost.
Once you’ve selected your HVAC contractor, the installation process can begin. Here’s what you can expect:
- Removal of the old unit: The first step in the installation process is removing your old HVAC unit. Your contractor will carefully disconnect the unit and remove it from your home. They will also dispose of the old unit in an environmentally friendly manner.
- Site preparation: Your contractor will prepare the site for installing the new unit. This may involve modifying your ductwork, electrical wiring, and plumbing connections.
- Installation of the new unit: Once the site has been prepared, your contractor will install the new HVAC unit. This will include connecting the ductwork, electrical wiring, and plumbing connections.
- Testing and commissioning: Once the installation is complete, your contractor will test and commission the new unit to ensure it functions properly. They will also check for leaks, adjust the system as needed, and ensure it is heating and cooling your home as expected.
- Clean-up: Finally, your contractor will clean up the job site, leaving your home clean and tidy.
While the installation process may take one to several days, the impact on your daily life will likely be minimal. Your contractor will work with you to schedule the installation at a time that is convenient for you, and they will take care to minimize any disruption to your daily routine.
Once your new HVAC unit is installed, you can expect to enjoy a range of benefits.
These may include:
- Increased energy efficiency: A new HVAC unit will be much more energy-efficient than your old one, leading to lower energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint.
- Improved comfort: A new HVAC unit will be better able to keep up with your home’s heating and cooling demands, leading to enhanced comfort and fewer hot or cold spots.
- Better indoor air quality: A new HVAC unit will be better equipped to filter out allergens, dust, and other pollutants, improving indoor air quality and respiratory health.
Replacing your HVAC unit is a significant investment that can benefit your home and your family. Understanding what to expect during installation and working with a reputable HVAC contractor can ensure a smooth, stress-free experience and enjoy improved energy efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality for years. Contact Us today to get started.