How Long Does an AC Upgrade Take to Install?

Posted - May 20, 2019
New High Efficiency AC Upgrade in Dallas

With proper preparation, your next air conditioning upgrade doesn’t have to be a hassle. Prepping your Irving, Texas, home and knowing your system options are two great ways to reduce the time that it takes to install a new AC.

The size of your home and the type of AC will impact how long the AC installation takes.

The Size of Your Home

The size of your home plays a large role in how long it takes to install a new AC. The larger your home, the more units your home will need. A single AC unit is usually sufficient to cool a 2,000 sq/ft. home, so the upgrade only requires upgrading one unit. In a 4,000 sq/ft. home, there are probably at least two units, and if both units need upgrading, the installation will take longer. In homes over 5,000 sq/ft., you may need to upgrade three or more units.

Type of AC System

The amount of work required to install the new AC also influences how long the upgrade will take. If you’re simply replacing an old unit with a new one, swapping out probably won’t take more than a few hours. However, if the upgrade requires ductwork replacement, the installation process can take a few days. In larger houses, a full system replacement can sometimes take three to five days or longer, if that includes ductwork replacement.

Installation Plan

During the planning process, a technician will evaluate the size of your home to determine the necessary load size and the number of AC units to ensure the best energy efficiency for your home. 

An AC system that is too large or too small for the home will put unnecessary wear and tear on the system by decreasing energy efficiency, and it increases your cooling expenses. It is during this planning process that the technician can give you an estimate as to how long they think the installation will take.

At Advanced Home Comfort we understand the importance of ensuring that your house is warm when it is cold and cool when it is hot. Contact us today and speak with a technician about upgrading your AC system.