What goes into an HVAC installation

What Goes Into an HVAC Installation?

So, your curiosity has peaked, and you want to know what goes into an HVAC installation. You’re in luck! We’ve compiled some of the most common questions we’ve received about installing HVAC equipment. 


How long does an HVAC installation take?  

Life is busy, so it’s important to know how long your installation will take. The duration of the installation depends on what type of equipment you’re having installed. The average time to replace a furnace is 4 to 10 hours. The amount of time depends on the size of the unit and whether you are switching heat sources or not. The average time to replace an air conditioning unit is 4 to 8 hours. However, if you have never had an A/C unit and are installing a new unit, then it could take up to 3 days.


Do I need to be home when the installation happens? 

When the HVAC installation happens, it’s recommended that you be home for two main reasons. The first reason is to answer any questions that the installation team may have for you. The second reason is to make arrangements for your children and/or pets. Since there are mechanical tools being used to remove your old equipment and install your new equipment, it is important to keep pets and children a safe distance away from the technicians who are hard at work.

If you need to step away to run errands, you can! You’ll just need to provide the technicians with your phone number so they can contact you if any questions arise.

The installation process is also interesting, so you may want to stick around to watch the transformation. (we may be a little bias though)


Will my power be shut off? 

During the installation process, the electrical breaker powering any existing HVAC system will be shut off. Since a lot of people work from home nowadays, it will be important for you to make any work preparations ahead of time. If need be, you may want to take off from work that day, since the installation process takes a while.


How often should my new HVAC unit be serviced? 

The lifespan of new high-efficiency HVAC systems can be up to 25 years. However, to make your new equipment last, it should be serviced at least once a year. This ensures that it’s still performing properly and at peak efficiency. Today’s HVAC systems are better functioning and more durable. High-end units can even last up to 30 years, if maintained properly.


How much does an HVAC installation cost?  

Depending on the size of the HVAC unit, brand, style, and the size of your home, prices can vary. You can expect a price range between $5,000 to $10,000 for most homes. The average price is roughly $7,000.


What is the Importance of a Proper Air Conditioning System Installation?

An improperly installed, high-efficiency residential AC system will negate its potential benefits. An improper installation can reduce efficiency by as much as 30% and significantly shorten its lifespan. We guarantee that your air conditioning system will be properly sized so you’re not paying too much for your energy.

What Are the Advantages of a High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Installation?

Operating a high-efficiency central air system translates into savings on your monthly energy bills. Many of today’s systems feature an efficiency rating of over 90%, compared to only 65-70% for older units. A higher efficiency rating means you will useless energy to keep your home cool throughout the summer.

In addition to cost savings, a high-efficiency air conditioning system installation will increase the comfort level throughout your home. Advanced technology, such as modulating heat valves and variable-speed operation, delivers a more consistent air flow and a more even distribution of cool air. When combined with a programmable thermostat, your new high-efficiency system will give you greater temperature control in every area of your home.

Another important advantage of a high-efficiency AC system is its longer lifespan. If your air conditioning system is properly maintained, your high-efficiency air conditioner could last 25 to 30 years. You might not need to purchase another system for as long as you own your home.

Are you ready to replace your old HVAC equipment?

Your comfort can’t wait any longer. Schedule an HVAC installation today with Shipley Energy. When you schedule with us you will benefit from:  

  • Quick heating and cooling service in Pennsylvania and Maryland 
  • More than 90 years of experience delivering excellent customer service for business and residential customers in our region 
  • A family-owned, local business — our focus is on delivering the best for our customers rather than meeting a corporate quota 
  • Expert advice and technical insights required to make smart choices that keep your home or business comfortable for less 
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