If properly maintained, you can expect your home’s heating system to last between 15 and 20 years. However, when your system reaches the end of its lifespan, it’s natural to wonder how long it will take to have a new one installed. Not only do you not want to spend an extended period of time without heat, but there’s simply no denying that the process of new HVAC installation is inconvenient.
If your existing ductwork is in good shape, the installation is usually completed within a day. However, there are instances in which installation may take two or more days, depending on the condition of your ductwork, the size of your home, and more. If your heating system recently failed and you’re scheduling a new system installation, the following factors will impact your timeline.
How Long Does Heating System Installation Take?
The average installation time for a new heating system is four to 10 hours. The installation time will vary depending on the size and placement of your unit and the number of installers completing the job. There are a few things that can affect your installation time.
The Size of Your Home
Your heating system size will depend on the size of your home. Larger homes require a more extensive capacity system and will be a little more complicated to install than a small heating unit. Also, there are some instances in which homes with multiple stories require multiple units, which adds to the installation time.
The Type of System Being Installed
Your heating installation time will also depend on the type of system that you choose. For instance, electric furnaces typically take a couple of hours more to install than gas models because there is more involved in installing the electrical components. The installation time may be affected if your new heating system has added components.
Your Home’s Electrical Setup
Your home’s electrical system may need rewiring to accommodate the new heating system. Rewiring issues can increase the installation time, but it is essential your wiring system can power the new heating system without the risk of electrical overloads and fires.
Sometimes, a new heating system installation requires the HVAC technicians to rework the ductwork. Older ductwork can become damaged over time and may need replacing. If the technicians must replace the ductwork, you can add a day to the installation process.
The weather will also impact your heating system installation. Rain, snow, and ice can delay the installation process. Our team at TS Heat & Air keeps track of the weather and attempts to schedule installations outside of inclement weather events.
How Can You Avoid Delays in Your Heating System Installation?
There are several steps that you can take to speed up the installation process and avoid delays. First, select the right furnace for your home. You want to choose one that meets the capacity requirements for your home’s size.
Selecting the right HVAC company to complete the installation is also critical. Vet the company carefully. Once you have decided on an HVAC company, ask them for instructions on preparation, such as clearing a path to your indoor and outdoor units, keeping pets and children away from these areas, and ensuring truck access to your driveway.
Having your electrical system checked for any problems before installation day is wise. Dealing with breaker or fuse issues and wiring damage before the heating system installation will help you avoid unnecessary delays that can add stress.
TS Heat & Air provides an upfront estimate of parts and labor costs. We also inform our customers of the estimated installation time and help them understand what to expect.
Schedule Your Heating Installation Appointment
TS Heat & Air is a full-service HVAC company offering installation, repair, and maintenance services for air conditioning and heating systems. We also provide services for heat pumps, emergency repairs, equipment changeouts, new construction, and troubleshooting services.
We work to save you money by regularly offering specials on our website. You can get no-hassle financing on approved credit if you need a new heating system, making furnace replacement more affordable.
TS Heat & Air is a family-owned and operated company serving our customers in Bethany since 1983. Contact TS Heat & Air today to schedule your heating system installation.