Once your air conditioning contractor has evaluated your home’s cooling and heating needs, and you have selected central heating/cooling units that are adequately sized, the next step is to install the entire systems, including the ductwork.
Does a new air conditioner or furnace require new ductwork?
It is important to note that if you are replacing your heating or cooling unit with one of a different size, then chances are that your ductwork will also need to be replaced. Ductwork comes in a wide array of sizes and design schemes in order to accommodate the airflow needs of various homes with unique air conditioner and furnace combinations. Ductwork is designed based on calculations that consider a room’s square footage, the size of an air conditioning unit, and other factors that help determine the size of your ducting system and the most efficient ductwork design that would best suit your home. If, on the other hand, you are replacing your heating and/or cooling unit with the exact same model(s), then your ductwork may not need replacing. But in this case, ductwork repairs are almost certainly necessary.
How long do ductwork installations take?
In any case, whether you are installing a new heating and cooling system on a new construction site, or you are replacing an old system, the entire system installation process can be done relatively quickly. On average, installing a new central heating and cooling system along with the adequate ductwork takes anywhere from 1 to 2 days, maybe less, maybe more, depending on the amount of work required. If ductwork is easily accessible, then it may take less than a day. But if additional return or supply ducts are needed, then it could take about 2 days. The best way to find out how long the installation will take is to ask your trusted contractor.
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