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What can you expect when you have your HVAC unit replaced?

Jan 27, 2024 | Air Conditioning, HVAC, Indoor Air Quality, Refrigeration | 0 comments

When it comes to replacing your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit, it can be a daunting and stressful experience. However, with the right knowledge and preparation, the process can be smooth and hassle-free. In this blog post, we will discuss what to expect when you have your HVAC unit replaced.

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Before the replacement process begins, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your home for the new unit. First, make sure the area around the HVAC unit is clear of any clutter or obstacles. This will allow the technicians to easily access the unit and work on it without any obstructions.

Additionally, it’s important to ensure that the air ducts and vents are clean and free of any debris. This will help the new unit work more efficiently and prevent any potential damage.

Finally, you may want to consider scheduling the replacement during a time when you won’t need to use the HVAC system as much, such as in the spring or fall. This will allow the technicians to work on the unit without disrupting your daily routine.

The Replacement Process

The replacement process itself typically takes one to two days, depending on the complexity of the installation. Here’s what you can expect during each stage of the process:

Removal of the old unit

The first step in the replacement process is to remove the old HVAC unit. The technicians will disconnect and remove all the components of the old unit, including the air handler, compressor, and condenser.

Installation of the new unit

Once the old unit has been removed, the technicians will install the new unit. This includes installing the air handler, compressor, and condenser, as well as connecting all the necessary electrical and plumbing components.

Testing and inspection

After the new unit has been installed, the technicians will test and inspect the system to ensure that it is working properly. This includes checking the refrigerant levels, verifying that the thermostat is working correctly, and ensuring that the airflow is balanced throughout the home.

Clean-up and final inspection

Once the testing and inspection are complete, the technicians will clean up the work area and conduct a final inspection of the system. This is to ensure that everything has been installed correctly and that there are no issues that could cause problems in the future.


After the replacement process is complete, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your new HVAC unit is working at its best:

Change your air filters

It’s important to change your air filters regularly, especially after a new HVAC unit has been installed. This will help improve the air quality in your home and ensure that your new unit is working efficiently.

Schedule regular maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. Schedule regular appointments with a licensed technician to ensure that your unit is properly maintained and any issues are addressed before they become major problems.

Adjust your thermostat

If your new HVAC unit comes with a programmable thermostat, take the time to adjust the settings to fit your schedule and lifestyle. This will help you save money on your energy bills and ensure that your home is always comfortable.


Replacing your HVAC unit can seem like a daunting task, but with the right knowledge and preparation,

the process can be smooth and hassle-free. By preparing your home before the replacement, understanding the replacement process, and taking the appropriate steps post-installation, you can ensure that your new unit is working efficiently and effectively for years to come.

Call us

You and your equipment’s health and efficiency are important to us. Maintaining your HVAC system saves you headaches and cash, and putting your unit on a regular schedule with us here at Tri-Point can help ensure that you, your home, and your family stay comfortable. Please, don’t hesitate in giving us a call here at Tri-Point Refrigeration. We’re happy to hear from you and are excited to help you along the way.

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