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Things to Consider when Relocating Your HVAC Unit

May 12, 2021

You may think that your HVAC unit is permanently set, but that’s not necessarily true. Sure, it won’t shift on its own, but there are times when you may need to relocate your HVAC unit. Whether it’s due to a home renovation or to help the unit function more efficiently, if you do decide to relocate your HVAC unit, there are a few things you need to consider.

Before relocating your HVAC unit make sure to call in experts on HVAC installation in Toronto to handle the move. In addition to consulting with the experts, here are a few other things to consider when moving your HVAC unit.

Moving the Unit Requires Care

Unfortunately, this won’t be an easy move. You have to take preliminary step to avoid causing damage to the unit during the relocation. The last thing you want is to accidentally break something.

When moving an air conditioner, you have to make sure that the refrigerant line doesn’t bend and potentially break when the unit is being moved. If it does, this could cause an expensive leak. Make sure to drain all of the refrigerant before moving the unit. Then, once the unit is moved to its new location, refill the refrigerant.

Also, you’ll need to determine is the unit is level after it has been moved. This isn’t something you can just eyeball; you’ll need the right equipment and tools.

Understand the Cost of Moving the System

There are a number of factors that go into the overall cost of moving your HVAC unit. Generally, it’ll cost around $1,000. Depending on the work involved, it can go up or if the job is especially difficult. At the same time, this can be well worth it if the unit needs to be moved.

Sometimes, municipal building codes change over the years, which might require you to move your HVAC unit in order to stay in compliance. This is especially true for older-style homes. Getting fined for a non-compliant HVAC unit—or worse, experiencing a fire or flood due to your HVAC’s location—could end up costing you way more in the long run than it would to simply move the unit to a better location.

Relocate the Unit to a Better Location

Speaking of a better location…sometimes HVAC units can be placed in the most awkward of locations. Maybe the unit is interfering with you plans to build a new patio or deck, or maybe it’s in an area that has experienced a lot of soil erosion over the years, which has compromised the unit’s stability. Either way, relocating you HVAC unit can ensure that all of your landscaping dreams become a reality.

On the other hand, relocating your HVAC unit can also make it easier for technicians to administer HVAC repair services. If your HVAC unit is in a tough-to-reach place, it can delay the repair process and complicate things unnecessarily, not to mention it make maintenance and routine cleaning difficult.

Consider Noise Reduction

When it comes to HVAC maintenance in Toronto, by far the number one complaint that we hear has to do with the noise of an HVAC unit. These installations are designed to be quiet and not bother the homeowners, but they can generate a lot of noise at times.

Moving your HVAC system can help create some space and reduce the noise. While, relocation isn’t the only solution, but it is one that is almost guaranteed to help with your HVAC noise problems.

A Qualified HVAC Technician Is Required

The most important thing to remember when looking to relocate your HVAC unit is that you’ll need experts to help. AccuServ Heating and Air Conditioning have a wealth of experience dealing with all things HVAC.

We have some of the best customer service in the industry. We’ll always treat you and your needs with care and attention. And to answer your questions, we have staff ready 24/7 to answer any of your questions and concerns.

Contact us today or call us at (416) 269-2228 to get more information about our HVAC services in Toronto.