If you're in the market to replace your HVAC unit here in Phoenix, you're making a smart decision. A new HVAC unit will improve your home's comfort and efficiency. However, it's important to be aware of what to expect during the replacement process. In this blog post from Temperature Pro, we'll discuss four things that are likely to happen when you replace your HVAC unit. Keep reading for more information!
What to Expect When You Replace Your HVAC Unit
Determining the Length of the Installation Job
Depending on the size of the job, we'll determine the expected length of time it will take to complete your new HVAC unit installation. Most HVAC installations can be completed in a single day, but more complex or larger systems may require additional time.
Repairs or Modifications to Duct System
It's not uncommon for your HVAC contractor to find that your duct system needs repairs or modifications when they're installing your new unit. This is usually due to leaks, poor insulation, or other factors. When major ductwork modification or replacement is required, you can anticipate having personnel climbing through attics and crawl areas in order to make the necessary repairs or modifications for the new equipment.
Installing Your Replacement Unit
The HVAC crew will begin installing the new equipment to the manufacturer's specifications once they've repaired or modified the existing ductwork. The equipment may be installed both inside and outside your property, depending on the type of system you pick. When replacing your air conditioning unit, you may need to replace the evaporator or condensing unit, new refrigerant supply lines, thermostat, condensate drain lines, and the condensate pump as needed. Although most HVAC contractors can upgrade wiring and circuit breakers during a standard HVAC installation, substantial modifications to the property's electrical system and circuitry may necessitate the help of a licensed electrical contractor.
Testing Your New AC Unit
After the installation is complete, your HVAC contractor will test the new system to ensure it's working properly. Before charging the system with new refrigerant, pressure and vacuum tests are completed. The new HVAC system is thoroughly checked after refrigerant is added and the system is activated and retested to ensure that all components are functioning properly. They'll also show you how to operate your new thermostat and answer any questions you have about the new system.