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There is nothing worse than having your AC break down when you need it. However, paying higher energy bills for an inefficient unit is a close second. Whether you’re getting a new unit to replace an older one or if it’s your first ever unit, you might be wondering how long installation of a new AC unit will take.

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How Long Does It Take To Install a Brand-New AC Unit?

There is a process involved in installing your new unit—partially because you cannot get the whole thing done in one day.


Prior to the installation, our technicians will perform an at-home inspection. This is to check how large your home is with the unit, where the unit will go, what type of installation you need, and the electrical panels that will power the unit. They will even check out the ductwork for you.

This is when you will be given an estimate and various unit options that will work best for your home. 

Time Factors

After you have chosen your AC unit and had your home inspected, it will depend on a few factors, such as whether you’re installing a window unit or a central air unit, as well as the size of your home and the insulation you have.

For the most part, though, you can expect the actual installation itself to take no longer than a full day, with a range from anywhere between 4 to 8 hours.

Replacement or Changeout

The type of job you have done will impact how long it takes. For example, if you are just changing out your AC unit, you are just replacing the unit. This means that you don’t need other things done with the ductwork.

On the other hand, if you’re getting a new central AC system installed or are replacing the whole system, it will take longer to have all the ducts replaced.

Window or Central

Getting an AC window unit put in is less intensive. It should not take as long as having a whole home’s worth of ducts replaced.

This is in contrast to a central AC unit, which may require you to have more of the ductwork replaced. If the home is larger, this will obviously take more time.

Home Size and Location

How large your home is will affect how long it takes to do an installation, especially if you’re getting a brand-new system put in place.

Even the location or design of your home will impact how long the installation takes. For example, if your home has an awkward layout, it will take a little more effort for technicians to reach certain areas, therefore taking more time.

Saving Time

If you would like to save some time on the installation, you can always do a little preparation. This can be something as simple as asking our technicians where they need to access and moving items away from those spots.

When our technicians arrive, keep your pets away so that they can work quickly and efficiently.


You need your AC unit installed before the summer months, so don’t delay any further and call us today! The nature of the job and other factors like the size of your home does impact installation time so be sure to schedule enough time for the entire process. Call us today to kick start the process and you’ll have a brand new AC unit in time for the warmer seasons.