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How Long Does it Take to Install an AC Unit?

Published by Blue Corona

Whether you need an AC replacement for an old unit or your central air frequently malfunctions, you’re likely wondering how long it takes to install a new air conditioning unit. Read this guide to find out how long it takes to install an AC unit and if you should do it yourself or hire the pros.

How Long Does AC Installation Take?

AC installation typically lasts from four to eight hours. However, installation time differs depending on the size of your home, the time, the weather, and the project scope. Project time may also change due to various factors, such as

  • Square footage and size of the house
  • Faulty wiring and other electrical issues
  • Dismantling furniture
  • Location of the AC unit
  • Refrigerant leaks or other safety hazards

Given these factors, the initial inspection should occur on a different day before installation. On installation day, if you decide to install the air conditioner yourself or schedule an installation appointment, it will take approximately a few hours to set up.

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Should You Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional?

The other question you may ask yourself is if you should install the air conditioner or hire a professional. You can certainly install a cooling system on your own. You can choose the unit you want and any additional energy-efficient features, like ductless HVAC.

However, professional installation ensures your AC system functions whenever you need it. Additionally, you don’t risk any safety problems. HVAC technicians have the tools, experience, and industry training to install air conditioners safely and efficiently.

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Wilbur’s is Here to Help!

If you need professional AC installation, call Wilbur’s Air Conditioning, Heating, and Plumbing at 205-655-2396. We’re professional air conditioning installers available 24/7 for emergency services and to answer your questions. We also offer financing options to help you save money on our services.

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