Any time you need work done on your home, you worry about the timeline. Not only do you want things done as soon as possible, but you also want to deal with minimal disruptions to your daily life. So, if you are getting a new AC unit put in, you might be wondering, “How long does it take to install an air conditioner?”
This is a great question to ask and one we cannot perfectly answer in a blog post, just because there are a lot of factors that can speed up or slow down the process. However, we can give you a general idea of what to expect when you hire a Palatine AC installation service.
The In-Home Inspection
Your AC installation process starts with a simple home inspection. In most cases, this will take place on a different day than the actual installation. However, if you already have your AC unit purchased or your service can assess, purchase, and install all in the same day, you might be able to bundle this into a single appointment.
During this home inspection, your HVAC technician will talk to you about what issues you had with your old AC unit and what you want out of your new one. Then, they will walk through your home, evaluating things like the floorplan of your home, how high the ceilings are, the level of insulation, what your electricity set-up can handle, and the condition of your existing ductwork.
Once this inspection is complete, they will be able to suggest AC units that meet your needs and goals for your home. After you settle on one, they will draw up a detailed quote and give you the option to immediately schedule service or call them later, after you get the chance to weigh your options.
The AC Unit Installation Timeline
How long it takes to install a new AC unit depends on a few factors. These include:
- How much about your existing HVAC systems needs to change.
- The square footage of your home.
- How accessible the area where your current AC unit is located is, as well as the space where the new one will be (if different).
- Any alterations that need to be made to your electrical system.
- The size of the new AC unit.
- Any new supports the AC unit might require.
- Cleanup after the installation itself is complete.
In most cases, a new AC unit can be installed in 4-8 hours, so it is typically just one day of work. For more information, call us about AC installation in Palatine.