I need to move my outdoor air conditioning system because;
- I need to move my air conditioning system from the back of my house to the side of my house because I need to build a deck.
- I need to move my air conditioning system temporarily from my old concrete patio until the new patio is built.
- I need to move my air conditioning system from the side of my house to the back of my house because I’m having a side walk put in.
- I need to move my air conditioning system out from underneath my window because the a/c is too loud.
- I need to move my air conditioning system from underneath my porch because a new porch is being built.
- I need to move my air conditioning system from underneath my porch because my contractor said it should not be under the porch.
- I need to move my air conditioning system from my balcony to another location but I’m not sure where.
- I need to move my air conditioning system from the back of my house in order to build a garage.
- What can I expect, what’s involved in moving the central air conditioning system and who do I call?
Last question first, you call us Around the Town Heating and Cooling.
Moving the outdoor air conditioning system should take no more than 2 to 4 hours, of coarse that’s all based on the complexity of the move, but in general, a couple hours.
The procedure for moving your air conditioning system or a/c for short is as follows.
First locate where the outdoor a/c is going to be moved, check for location of the electrical panel to determine if a new electrical line must come from the panel or a continuation of the existing disconnect box to the new location.
Next we need to capture the Refrigerant either by pumping it back into the a/c or condenser unit or recovering it with a recovery machine into a clean IDOT storage tank. After that step we need to be sure the power is off at the electrical panel double pole breaker so we can continue in the moving of the ac unit to its new location.
Once the location is set we will completely disconnect the air conditioning system from all the copper pipes and electrical. From this point on we need to extend all piping and wiring to the new a/c location and start the reinstallation of the outdoor central air conditioning system.
We will start by brazing the new copper piping from the furnace or air handler to a c so that we can leak check and start our dehydration process, what that means is putting our vacuum pump on the a/c system and decontaminating the copper piping to 500 microns and lower. What this step does is guarantee is that the refrigerant will be in a virgin state and no contamination is present.
After we re-pipe and connect all the electric we will then remove the vacuum pump and start the Refrigerant charging procedures for proper comfort cooling capacity. There are a few items I left out due to boredom reasons but all in all this is the procedure for the question of I need to move my air conditioning system. If you find yourself in this quandary feel free to call the number one hvac contractor in and around the Chicago land area at 312-243-9896 or 708-560-5410.