When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

3 Things To Know Before AC Installation

by Clara Fernandez

If your air conditioning system has reached the end of the line, it's time to replace it. You will want to keep in mind many things when it comes to air conditioning installation. You want to choose a contractor who can offer you the services you require and choose a new AC that meets your needs. Your new air conditioning system will likely be in place for a decade or more, so it's important to have it installed properly. Here are three things to consider when it comes to AC installation. 

How To Find The Right HVAC Contractor

The first thing that you need to know is how to choose the right HVAC contractor. This process can be more challenging than expected, especially if you have never replaced your system before. You must make sure that the installer you choose has the proper licenses and credentials for AC installation. Reviews and word-of-mouth are a great way to check out the reputation of an HVAC contractor. HVAC contractors will also be happy to give you estimates of how much your new system will cost. 

How Much It Will Cost

When it comes to AC installation, the cost will depend on the size of your home and the system you choose. The good news is that you should have an excellent idea of how much you're going to pay since most HVAC contractors offer accurate estimates. On average, a new air conditioning system will cost anywhere between $3,813 and $7,470. If you are on a budget, your HVAC contractor can work to find you a system that will cool your home but that won't break the bank. 

How Long It Will Take

When it comes to AC installation, how long it takes is dependent on the system you choose and your cooling needs. You will want to communicate about the timeline with your HVAC contractor. The good news is that the average AC installation is usually pretty quick. Installation takes, on average, between eight and 14 hours for most systems. Your contractor will walk you through the process before work begins. Before the installation, make sure that the area where the installation will happen is clear and that you keep your pets out of the way.

If you are looking into AC installation, there are few things that you should know. First, How to find an HVAC contractor is essential. Make sure you do your research before you make a decision. Another thing to consider is how much your new air conditioner will cost. Your contractor will give you an estimate before installation begins. Finally, knowing the timeline of installation is also essential. Most AC installations take a day's worth of work. 

For more information about AC systems, contact an AC service, such as Bowen Refrigeration.


About Me

When Your Air Conditioner Won't Work

My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.