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How Long Does it Take to Replace an Outside AC Unit?

Stephen Jabro

When it’s time to replace your outside air conditioner, you know to call a professional HVAC company to do it. Since they have the tools, experience, and speed to finish the job, letting the professionals handle everything saves you more time and energy. Still, if it’s the hottest time of year, you want your home to cool fast.

Here are some tips about the air conditioner replacement process to help.

How Long Does it Take to Replace an AC Unit?

Replacing an air conditioner can last four to eight hours, depending on the size of your home and the type of AC system. The duration also depends on setup, installation time, and cleanup. Any final maintenance on the air conditioning unit also affects the time.

The Replacement and Installation Process

Every AC replacement begins with an onsite estimate to determine the size air conditioner your home needs, as well as line set configurations, ductwork modifications, and electrical issues to prepare for the replacement. The installation lasts for a few hours. Technicians must remove the existing system, secure the condensing unit, and maintain accessibility.

After the technicians replace the unit, they commission the new air conditioning system. Commissioning involves turning on the system to ensure optimal performance and monitor leaks, breakdowns, or clogs. If everything looks good, the technician will review and discuss any final details about your new cooling system with you.

A new outdoor air conditioner in a backyard

Call Jon Wayne Heating and Air for Professional AC Replacements

Don’t stress over how long air conditioner replacements last. Call Jon Wayne Heating and Air at 417-831-9500 to have us install a new AC unit! We’re available 24/7 whenever you need us.

We specialize in home HVAC solutions. Our technicians finish the job with exceptional results. You’ll have optimal cooling at home as fast as possible.

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