How to Prepare for a New Air Conditioning System Installation – Part 1

Replacing your air conditioning system can seem like a daunting process—even if you’ve relied on your local HVAC company for regular tune ups and repairs. If your AC is at the tail end of its lifespan, or you’d like to replace it with a more energy efficient unit, you may have questions about the installation process, especially if your AC unit is a rooftop model. The good news is that we have answers.

Installing a new HVAC system is less disruptive than you might think, even if you’ll be installing a new unit during monsoon thunderstorm season in Arizona.

Most importantly, all AC systems are unique, and every installation presents its own set of challenges. Here’s an overview of general guidelines on a typical air conditioning installation. We’ll talk about how to prepare your home inside and outside for AC installation in the second half of this two-part series.

Evaluate and Remove Old AC Unit

Prior to your new AC installation, the old unit needs to be carefully inspected prior to removal for safety considerations. Bruce’s experienced installers will take care to protect your home, roof, and landscaping from damage along with cleaning up any debris caused by removal. Disposal of your old AC unit will be promptly taken care of.

After removal, your installers will perform a complete inspection of your house’s existing cooling infrastructure. Your heating, ventilation, and AC system has parts located both inside and outside your home. Ducts and vents are located above the ceiling and behind walls throughout your home. The technicians will look for air duct leaks, cracks, and overall system effectiveness.

Installation Time

An installation can be completed in less than a day, depending on the system purchased, the size, age, and layout of your home. Whether it’s going to be a rooftop or ground level installation, our installers will help determine a specific timeline for the work. If there are no unusual circumstances encountered, installations typically take eight to 16 hours.

Give Bruce’s a Call

We know that a new AC unit is a major investment and installation can be stressful. The goal of our installers is to get the cold air flowing as quickly as possible to keep disruption to a minimum. For more information, call Bruce’s today at 480-968-5652 to speak with one of our experts. And stay tuned for part 2 next week!