Getting your HVAC Replaced? Here’s what you need to know


Homeowners are often fearful of the thought of replacing their existing HVAC system. After all, it is a big system with complicated parts that is bound to require a large amount of money and manpower, should it be replaced. Coupled with the fact that most homeowners are not aware of technicalities makes them feel intimidated of the procedure.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. While the HVAC is indeed a big system, its replacement is a procedure – and one that is carried out by companies specialized in HVAC  repair and replacement. All that you need to have is a general awareness of the process.

Here are the key things you should know when getting your HVAC system replaced:

The cost

As mentioned earlier, it is no secret that air conditioner repair and replacement set you back some in terms of cost. It is, however, important to make sure that the money you are spending actually serves your purpose, and that you are neither under- nor over-paying. Always make sure on what you are paying upfront, and double-check to see if there are no hidden costs or fees involved.

The evaluation

No two HVAC systems are the same, and neither will their replacement be. Both HVAC models and home conditions change over time, which means that the HVAC installation company will always ask you a multitude of questions before they can quote the most suitable model for you. Make sure that the company properly inspects your home before they give a price quote. Another thing to see here is that the price quote should come with details which include the assessment of attics, crawlspaces, windows and ducts, as well as an overall load calculation.

Dismantling of the old HVAC

The HVAC is a big system and requires time and manpower to dismantle. Make sure that you have your final quote (without hidden fees) before the process starts. Also ensure to make a note of exactly what is being replaced, and the time required to get those parts removed

Setting up the new HVAC

Just like the dismantling process, re-installing a new HVAC also requires time and manpower. One might even need to make temporary adjustments to make room for the installation such as moving furniture or covering floors. Make sure that you have an exact price and time quote on the installation, and that it includes factors such as ductwork, the size of the house and where the unit will be installed.

After the set up

Now that you have your HVAC unit installed, it is important to see if it works flawlessly. According to Air Necessities HVAC Contractors, , the best way to ensure this is through a test run. Make sure that the technicians make this test run before they leave, and that they double-check all the connections to eliminate the chance of errors. Also have the technician explain relevant topics such as general operation and maintenance and changing air filters.