Installing and replacing an HVAC system in your home sounds like a job reserved for professionals. And typically, it is in most cases. At River View Heating & Cooling, we are a locally owned and operated HVAC company known for our HVAC installation and replacement services. If you’re in need of a new HVAC system for your home or workplace, our technicians are here to help.

Step 1: Install The Evaporator Mounting Bracket

  • Select the wall on which you’ll mount the evaporator unit
  • Ensure that this area is away from sources of dust, doorways, direct sunlight, ducts, pipes, and wires
  • To begin, take the mounting bracket and keep it against the wall
  • Next, mark the stud location with a sharpie
  • Then, take your drill and drive the provided screws to fasten the mounting bracket

Step 2: Drill the Pilot Hole

  • Next, you have to drill a hole to guide the evaporator’s line set
  • While marking the pilot hole location, ensure that it is diagonal to the evaporator. This will help you avoid drainage issues
  • Finally, take your drill and start drilling a hole from the inside out

Step 3: Bore The Hole

  • There are a few ways you can do this. However, the best way is to use a hole saw.
  • Ensure that you bore the hole to a size that allows the line set to pass through easily

Step 4: Run The Evaporator Lines

  • Uncoil the line set carefully
  • Then, feed the line from the hole with some assistance
  • As the lines emerge from the hole, ask your assistant to bend them carefully towards the condenser
  • Also, feed the drainage line while you’re at it

Step 5: Mount the Evaporator To Its Mounting Bracket

  • After you’re done feeding the lines, grab the evaporator and hang it on its mounting bracket
  • When mounting the evaporator, ask your assistant to pull the line a bit to avoid them from getting damaged. You can also apply the provided foam sleeve around the line section to do this

Step 6: Install the Condenser Unit

  • Attach the provided condenser mounts to an area away from sunlight and dust for maximum cooling efficiency
  • Ask your assistant to help you lift the condenser unit and place it on its brackets
  • Next, route the refrigeration lines, so they can easily reach the condenser’s inlet and outlet

Step 7: Connect The Lines

  • This step can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer
  • Typically, a locking lever is required to connect the refrigerant lines to the condenser. However, some HVAC systems also come with threaded nuts that you have to tighten with a monkey wrench
  • Before turning on your HVAC unit, inspect the lines for leaks and kinks.
  • Furthermore, connect the electrical wires according to the instruction manual. Typically, you will find detailed wire diagrams to make this step easier

Step 8: Cover The Refrigerant Lines

  • Once you’ve attached the condenser and evaporator, cover the refrigerant lines with electrical or foam tape
  • To take things to the next level, install a line set cover for better aesthetic appeal
  • Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed your first HVAC system

HVAC Unit Replacement

To replace your old HVAC system with a new one, you must follow the steps mentioned above in reverse. Firstly, you’ll need to turn off refrigerant circulation from the condenser unit. Next, you’ll have to disconnect the refrigerant line by either unthreading them or disconnecting the locking lever. Then, unmount the condenser and evaporator unit. Finally, take off the mounting bracket. Then to attach a new HVAC unit, follow steps 1 to 8.

When it comes to HVAC installation and replacement, you want to find a reputable company to work with. It’s always best to leave the HVAC installation or replacement to the professionals. The technicians at River View Heating and Cooling are experts in the art of HVAC installation and replacement. So, contact us and get your quote today!

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