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What To Expect During an HVAC Replacement

It’s common to find yourself in a situation where you’re ready to replace your HVAC unit but still have questions about how to determine if it’s time and the process involved. Deciding the opportune moment to replace your HVAC system can feel overwhelming, but having a clear idea of what to expect can make the process smoother. Whether you’ve already made the decision to replace your unit or are still deliberating, here’s a guide to help you understand what to anticipate when it’s time to have your HVAC replacement.

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How Do I Know It’s Time To Have My HVAC Replace?

Knowing when to retire your old HVAC unit and invest in a new one can be tricky. It involves weighing the costs of continued maintenance against the price of a new system and your unit’s impact on your quality of life. 

Fortunately, there are several telltale signs that it might be time to consider a replacement:

  • Unit age: If your unit is over 20 years old, it might be time for an upgrade. Older systems tend to be less efficient and could be costing you more on energy bills.
  • Frequent repairs: Is your HVAC professional on speed dial? If your system needs regular repairs, it might be cheaper in the long run to replace it.
  • Increased energy bills: If you’ve noticed a significant increase in your energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage, it might be due to your HVAC unit’s decreased efficiency.
  • Poor indoor air quality: An older HVAC unit might struggle to control humidity or filter out dust and allergens, leading to poor indoor air quality.
  • Unusual noises: Sounds like grinding, squeaking, or rattling from your HVAC unit can indicate serious issues.

If you’re noticing any of these signs with your HVAC unit, consider the benefits and improved efficiency that a replacement could provide for your home.


The HVAC Replacement Process

Navigating the process of HVAC replacement can feel overwhelming, but having a clear road map can help you put your mind at ease. 

Here’s a walk-through of the various stages, from preparation to post-installation, so you know exactly what to expect when it’s time for your HVAC unit replacement.

  • Preparation: Before the replacement process begins, prepare your home. Move any furniture or valuable items out of the way, and secure pets in a different area. Rest assured, your HVAC contractor will take measures to protect your flooring and any other areas that might be affected during the installation.
  • Assessment: The HVAC contractor will assess your system, considering size, type, and energy-efficiency requirements. This will determine the best replacement unit for your needs.
  • Selection and permits: Once you’ve chosen the right system for your home, the HVAC professional will handle all necessary permits and approvals.
  • Installation: Depending on the size and complexity of your system, the HVAC unit replacement could take up to a few days.
  • Post-installation: Once the new system is installed, the HVAC contractor will go over the warranty and maintenance requirements. They’ll also test the system thoroughly, ensuring it’s working perfectly.

What Happens After My New HVAC Unit Is Installed?

Once your installation is finished, the contractor will conduct a full system check. They will ensure your HVAC system is operating correctly, walking you through how to use and maintain your new unit. Understanding your HVAC unit’s needs is crucial to maximizing its life span and efficiency.

Your Partner in HVAC Replacement

At AIS Heating & Air, we’re dedicated to making the HVAC replacement process as smooth as possible. As a Diamond Certified, family-owned company serving the Bay Area since 2008, we’re proud to be your reliable, trustworthy, and knowledgeable HVAC partner in Livermore and Fremont, CA.

We offer upfront pricing, free estimates on new equipment, and convenient financing options, and we recommend you look into available rebates and tax credits that may help to reduce the cost! Our certified technicians are trained in all aspects of HVAC replacement, ensuring you receive the top-notch service you deserve.

Ready to give your HVAC unit a new lease on life? Contact us today at (510) 792-4328 to schedule your HVAC replacement service

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