Can I replace my HVAC system myself? Well that depends. Are you a licensed HVAC technician with a relevant installation permit?
Joking aside, we sometimes get this question from keen homeowners who are good at DIY and want a challenge. You may have some time on your hands, or you may be thinking about how you can economize.
The Difficulty Of The Job
Is it hard to install your own HVAC system?
Yes, and yes again.
It requires years of experience and it needs to be done correctly in order to work properly and avoid the risk of fire or leaks. If the ICE Heating & Cooling team makes it look easy, it’s because we’ve done it countless times.
How Many Hours Does It Take To Install A New HVAC System Yourself?
Let’s look at how long it takes a professional team like ours.
Time Taken In Proper HVAC Installation
The time it takes to install an HVAC system can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the system, the type of system, and the complexity of the installation. In general, a professional installation can take anywhere from one to five days, depending on the scope of the project.
Other Important Factors
Installing an HVAC system involves working with electrical wiring, refrigerant, and gas lines. One mistake during installation can lead to injury, property damage, or even a fire. Professionals are trained to handle these types of situations safely, whereas homeowners who attempt to do it themselves are at higher risk of accidents.
Licensing and Permits
In most states, a license is required to install an HVAC system. Obtaining the necessary permits and licenses can be time-consuming and requires knowledge of local codes and regulations. Professional HVAC contractors have the necessary licensing and permits to perform installations correctly.
Equipment and Tools
Installing an HVAC system requires specialized equipment and tools, such as a refrigerant recovery machine, gauges, and leak detectors. Without these tools, you won’t be able to complete the installation safely or correctly.
Warranty and Insurance
Many HVAC systems come with warranties that only apply if the system is installed by a licensed professional. Attempting to install the system yourself may void the warranty, leaving you responsible for any future repairs or replacements. Additionally, if something goes wrong during the installation, professional HVAC contractors have insurance to cover any damages or injuries that occur. If you install the system yourself and something goes wrong, you will be responsible for any resulting costs.
Choose ICE Heating & Cooling For Excellent HVAC Installation
If you’re in need of a proper HVAC installation, contact ICE Heating & Cooling. Our team of licensed professionals has the experience and expertise to install your new system safely and correctly. Also we are available if you need emergency HVAC maintenance for your home. Contact us today to schedule your HVAC installation.