AC replacement is one of the last things a homeowner wants to deal with. From the cost of a new unit and labor to the disruption of life in your home, installing a new air conditioner can be a highly stressful process. At Ball Heating & Air Conditioning, we know just how overwhelming air conditioning replacement can be, which is why we’ve made this guide to help you be prepared and minimize your stress throughout the process.
Replacing your AC is no small investment. Don’t be afraid to get a second opinion from Ball Heating & Air Conditioning before you move forward with buying a new system, especially if you have cause not to trust the HVAC company who told you your system needed to be replaced. Once our team has confirmed the state of your old AC, we’ll start preparing to install a new one.
Several things need to be done before the installation can begin, including:
- Calculating the size of the AC unit (how much cooling power) you’ll need for your home.
- Assessing the quality of the ductwork.
- Inspecting the attic space, windows and doors for efficiency issues.
- Discussing your options to find a unit that meets your cooling needs and budget.
- Quoting the AC installation cost.
During the Install
Our team will start the installation process by moving any furniture or other valuables out of the workspace and laying down tarps or drop cloths to protect your flooring. Then the technicians will disconnect the old unit and remove it, installing the new air conditioner to the manufacturer’s specifications. Our team works quickly and efficiently to provide a high-quality installation and get your new system running as fast as possible.
HVAC technicians understand that every minute they take to complete an installation is another minute that you don’t have cool air in your home. That’s why our team does everything it can to ensure a fast, smooth installation. However, homeowners should be prepared for the possibility of complications that extend the installation time. A quality installation team will communicate any issues to you and explain how they might affect the process.
Once everything is done, the technician will run a quick test to ensure the system is running correctly. Then they will go over how to use your new AC and answer any questions you may have. Before leaving, the technician will recommend a regular maintenance schedule for the system to ensure that it remains in top condition long after the installation.
What can I do to prepare?
HVAC technicians, especially installation teams, find it very helpful when homeowners get involved in making the installation process go smoothly. Homeowners should keep small children and pets away from the work area to ensure everyone’s safety and a fast install. While the team certainly won’t mind moving furniture and valuables out of the way, doing so on your own will ensure that everything is where you want it to be while they work and allows them to get straight to work when they arrive.
Contact us today for more information about air conditioner installation or to begin a service request.