How long does it take to install an air conditioning unit?

When you're wondering how long it will take to install an air conditioning unit it can feel like watching a clock ticking by

A question we frequently get asked is ‘how long will it take to install my air conditioning unit?’ Although this answer will vary based on a range of different factors. In this article, we break down the process of an air conditioning system install to clarify why this span of time can vary.

The process

With every installation we carry out at MAC we follow a process to ensure everything proceeds as smoothly as possible. At the start if this process we;

  1. Arrange a visit to your property to confirm your requirements (as applicable)
  2. Schedule a date for installation and testing of your new air conditioning system.
  3. Reserve your AC units and order any additional equipment that may be required.

The time frame to complete the following tasks will vary on a range of factors as well. These include:

  1. Engineer availability at the time of contact.
  2. The time of year (summer being the busiest time of year for MAC)
  3. Your schedule.
  4. Stock availability of the AC units from the manufacturer.
  5. Any other contributing factors.

During this preparation phase, it allows us to make all the arrangements for the installation to ensure once the system is installed that you will be satisfied with the outcome.

Installation time

Once our engineers arrive to install your air conditioning system, there are a small number of variables that will affect how long it takes to complete your installation;

  1. The size of your property/ premises.
  2. How many air conditioning units require installation.
  3. Whether we are installing a brand-new unit, or replacing an old, existing unit.
  4. The type of unit we are fitting for you.

When you place an order with us we will endeavour to provide you with the most up to date information we have on installation time and adhere to the installation date you request as close as possible. As this varies per installation this timeframe will be specific to you and will be adjusted to best suit your preferences.

Rest assured, MAC will install your air conditioning system as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Contact us today on 0121 730 4800, email us at or fill out our online contact form to discuss your requirements.

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