What to Expect When You Have Your HVAC Unit Replaced

What to Expect When You Have Your HVAC Unit Replaced

Choosing to have a new HVAC unit installed is a big decision. On the one hand, you might be dreading the price tag. On the other hand, you’re probably also excited about the possibility of lower monthly utilities thanks to improved energy efficiency and a new unit that won’t break down for a while.


One thing you might not consider is that your old unit has to be removed first. Do you know what to expect when you have your HVAC unit replaced?

The Process of HVAC Replacement


Once you decide you need a new HVAC unit, you’ll probably follow the conventional wisdom of getting at least three quotes for the job. If you choose us, then this is the process we generally follow for most homes:


  1. Move Your Valuables: Anything antique or irreplaceable is something you should move to safe locations before we show up. Also, it’s helpful if you get your pets tucked away someplace quiet other than the work area.
  2. We May Be There Awhile: In many homes, we can be done in one day, but sometimes it takes two. The weather can impact this a lot.
  3. Setting Up the Work Area: We’ll use protective paper and drop cloths to protect your flooring in any areas we have to work inside the home.
  4. Looking Over the Old System: Our technicians will access any spaces that house components of your HVAC system, including attic areas, basements, and crawl spaces.
  5. We Cut the Power: We will disengage the power from your older system before we start physically removing each piece. This is important to our safety and your home.
  6. Ductwork Matters: Based on the scale of the project, there might need to be repairs or replacements to your ductwork.
  7. Actual Installation: Once the previous components are out of the way and the ductwork is ready to go, we’ll start installing new equipment according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  8. Testing: We’ll run it immediately to test it and make sure it’s both functional and within specifications.

Let Our Professionals Handle It


Installing a new HVAC unit might be a DIY project if you’re mounting a window unit or plugging in a portable. However, if it’s your home’s central HVAC, then you need professional technicians to do it. If you need HVAC services in West Chester, PA, count on us to get the project done right the first time.