How Long Does an Air Conditioner Installation Take?

When you buy a new air conditioner, you want installation — pronto. Unfortunately, many Utah residents wait until the middle of a heat wave before buying a new air conditioner, and by July, many HVAC technicians are overbooked. That’s why you need to find and build a relationship with a local air conditioning and heating professional before your current systems conks out permanently. With proper management and a comprehensive team of experts, the most reputable of HVAC repair shops can fit your installation in no matter how blistering the summer may be.

However, “How long is this going to take?” is a loaded question. It depends on many factors, including the type, make and model of your air conditioner. For example, a simple window unit can be installed in just a few minutes. Repairing or replacing a central A/C system can take longer, depending on what issues are happening with the current system. As a general rule of thumb, the less you can see of an A/C system, the longer it may take to install — sometimes simply because access can be tricky.

Cool and Collected

The good news is that, barring any extenuating circumstances, most A/C installations are done in no more than a couple of hours. During this time, you might want to do a little job shadowing so you can learn about your new system. Homeowners can do some maintenance themselves, like swapping out filters monthly during the summer. A quality HVAC technician will show you how to do this (although you can also call in the professionals if you’d like). Homeowners who have been taught how to inspect their system can also watch out for red flags.

For example, leaks, wonky gauges and strange smells all indicate that something’s awry. During installation, your technician can show you some A/C basics and tell you about potential issues and warning signs your particular HVAC system may present. A quality technician is there to help, and is at the ready when a real disaster strikes — but also wants to equip you with the knowledge necessary for easy, fast fixes.

Planning Ahead

Ideally, you’ve had your current A/C inspected and know how much life it has left. However, sudden breaks can and do happen. It’s best to replace your air conditioner, if necessary, in the spring, but sometimes a summer rush job is in order. If Utah is experiencing extreme heat and you’re without air conditioning, a compassionate HVAC technician and company will prioritize your home. Every year, Americans die of heatstroke, and you deserve to be comfortable in your home.

Your air conditioner installation won’t take long, but make sure you do proper research on the systems and the technicians. Call Sandy Heating & Air Conditioning today for air conditioner installation from a local professional.