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June 16, 2022

Can I Replace My HVAC System Myself?

Can I replace my HVAC system myself?

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 A/C? Is it hard to install your own furnace?

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 Furnace Or A/C System Yourself?

Let’s look at how long it takes a professional team like ours.

Furnace Installation

The inside of a furnace is complex. So the time it takes all depends on the size of your home and the complexity of your system, but on average it takes a professional 4-10 hours to install a new system.

A/C Installation

This one’s slightly faster, it takes an experienced technician around 4-8 hours.

As you can imagine, if it takes professionals with 30 years experience up to 10 hours, it’s highly complex. Homeowners who attempt to install heating or A/C themselves soon find it a frustrating and time consuming project.

Installing HVAC isn’t a job you can learn as you go along either because it’s dangerous to have an incorrectly fitted system.

Permits

Do You Need A Permit To Replace A Water Heater In Nevada?

Unfortunately for the DIY enthusiasts, yes.

Replacing a water heater with no permit is illegal and will totally invalidate your homeowner’s insurance should you need to make a claim.

How About Furnaces?

It’s the same story for furnaces. And consider incorrect HVAC installation can be a serious fire hazard. In fact, one in seven home fires are caused by faulty heating.

OK, Do I Need A Permit To Replace My Air Conditioner In Nevada?

You’re not going to like this.

Yes, you also need a permit to replace your A/C all over Nevada. Do it yourself central air conditioning installation with no permit means running into problems in the future.

For one, when you come to sell your house it will be obvious that the A/C was installed with no permit. Then you can get a fine, and the sale can fall through. As you can see, not getting a permit is a false economy.

Choose ICE Heating & Cooling For Excellent A/C And Heating Installation

Don’t take any chances when it comes to the law, or the safety of your home. The answer to the question, “Can I replace my HVAC system myself?” is no. We will always get the relevant permit for the job, and you can rest assured our work is top quality.

Call us to get a free quote for A/C installation or heating installation in Las Vegas, Paradise, Henderson or Spring Valley at (702) 820-2184 or email us here.

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