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How to Prepare Your Home for an Upcoming Air Conditioner Replacement


You’re just in time! It’s about to get hot around here, and having your new air conditioner installed before that happens is a very wise choice. Once you’ve settled on your AC system of choice and made your installation appointment, you’re well on your way. But perhaps there’s a bit more that you’d like to know.

If it’s been many years since your last AC installation, or if you’re a relatively new homeowner who hasn’t been through this before, you’ve probably got questions. How long will AC installation take? How can I make air conditioner replacement go as quickly and easily as possible? We’ve got answers for you when it’s time to replace your air conditioning in Madisonville, LA.

AC Installation Timeline

In most cases, your installation will only take place on a single day. Major repairs or modifications that need to be made could make the process take longer, but this is something that would be planned ahead with your contractor. This could be something like replacing your ducts if they’re badly damaged.

On the day of your appointment, your installers will check in with you to go over the plan. They’ll assess and prepare their work area to avoid causing mess or damage in your home. They’ll remove the old indoor and outdoor units, put the new ones in place, connect them, and get the system up and running. This may take as little as four hours, but it could be more like eight.

Prepare Your Home

The first thing you should do is consider where the technicians will park the truck. Make sure there’s a clear path from that spot to the outdoor unit and to the door that will be easiest to bring the indoor unit to. Clear away anything that could block the way or be tripped over, and clear space around the outdoor unit for the installers to work. Trim shrubs, rake leaf litter, or whatever is necessary.

Then consider the indoor portion. Make it easy to block the door open, and clear the way from that door to the indoor unit. Clear plenty of space around it so the installers will have elbow room during the process.

Keep Your Pets Safe

Pets can complicate the process or get stepped on when a technician carrying a large appliance can’t see their feet. They could even escape out an open door. Prevent these concerns by shutting them in a safe room away from all the excitement before your installers arrive.


Don’t forget that this is a great opportunity to ask questions! Your installers will make sure you know how to use the unit and give you the owner’s manual, but if you have any specific questions, we’re always happy to help homeowners better understand their HVAC systems.

Now you know exactly what to expect and how to make AC installation go smoothly and easily. All that’s left to figure out is how best to enjoy the cool, comfortable home your new system will provide!

When you need AC installation or service, contact Gowland’s Heating & A/C today! Relationship over revenue!

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