Installing a new central air conditioning system can be a complex process, and the amount of time it takes to complete the job can vary greatly. Generally, the full installation of an air conditioning system will take three to five days. However, if your installation requires work that doesn't fit what is considered “standard”, technicians may be able to finish the job in one day. The length of time required for installation also depends on the type of central air being installed and the size of your home. I have seen many installation disasters in the past due to factors that complicated them, and these problems can exponentially aggravate the consequences of poor-quality work performed by below-average technicians.
On the other hand, if you are going to install a completely new system, your technicians will likely take care of everything: from the ducts to the thermostats. In order to get an accurate estimate of how long it will take to install your air conditioning system, it is important to consult with a professional HVAC technician. They will be able to assess your home and provide you with an accurate timeline for installation.