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How Long Does It Take to Install a Central Heat Pump System?

How Long Does It Take to Install a Central Heat Pump System? – An Extensive Guide by AirGreen

Welcome to AirGreen, Montreal's leading HVAC company specializing in the sale and installation of central heat pump systems. Our expertise extends not only to providing high-quality products and services but also to helping our clients understand the process and what to expect. One question that often arises among our customers is, "How long does it take to install a central heat pump system?"

This article provides a comprehensive guide on the installation timeline of a central heat pump system, discussing the key steps involved, the factors that influence the duration, and what AirGreen's installation process entails.

Understanding Central Heat Pump Systems

Firstly, it's important to understand what a central heat pump system is. This is an HVAC system that uses refrigerant to transfer heat between the indoors and outdoors, offering efficient heating in winter and cooling in summer. The "central" aspect refers to the system's ability to deliver temperature-controlled air throughout the whole building via ductwork.

Stages of Central Heat Pump System Installation

Installing a central heat pump system is a complex task involving several key stages:

  1. Site Assessment: This involves a thorough evaluation of your property to determine the most suitable heat pump system and its optimal placement.
  2. System Selection: Based on the assessment, the appropriate central heat pump system is chosen, considering factors such as the size of your home, your climate, and your specific heating and cooling needs.
  3. Installation: This is the actual installation process where the indoor air handler and the outdoor unit are installed and connected with refrigerant lines. Ductwork is also set up or adjusted as necessary.
  4. System Testing: Once the system is installed, it is tested to ensure it operates effectively and efficiently.

How Long Does Installation Take?

The duration of a central heat pump system installation can vary significantly depending on a range of factors. However, for an average-sized home, you can generally expect the process to take anywhere from one to three days. This time frame can vary depending on several factors:

  • Pre-existing Ductwork: If your home already has ductwork that is suitable for a central heat pump system, this can significantly reduce the installation time. However, if new ductwork needs to be installed or existing ductwork needs significant alterations, this can extend the installation time.
  • Size of the Home: The size of your home and the capacity of the heat pump system being installed can influence the installation time. Larger systems will generally take longer to install.
  • Access and Complexity: The complexity of the installation process can also impact the time taken. Factors such as the ease of access to the installation site, the layout of your home, and the location of the indoor and outdoor units can all influence the duration.
  • Professional Expertise: The expertise and experience of the installation team play a significant role. At AirGreen, our skilled technicians have the knowledge and efficiency to carry out the installation process swiftly and effectively, minimizing disruption to your home.

AirGreen's Installation Process

At AirGreen, we pride ourselves on providing a seamless, efficient installation process. We begin with a detailed site assessment and consultation to understand your unique requirements. Our expert team then works meticulously to install your central heat pump system, ensuring it operates at optimal efficiency. We aim to complete the process as quickly as possible, without compromising on quality or safety, and we provide clear communication throughout to keep you informed.


While the installation of a central heat pump system is a significant undertaking, with the right team and a well-planned process, it can be accomplished efficiently, typically within one to three days. At AirGreen, we commit to providing our Montreal clients with expert installation services, ensuring your central heat pump system is up and running effectively in the shortest possible time.