Most people try to get as much mileage out of their air conditioning system as they can before doing a complete replacement. In many cases, doing repairs on an existing system will be a cheaper option, but in some cases doing a full air conditioning replacement will save you money in the long run. If you’re not sure whether you should invest in an air conditioning replacement, the experienced technicians at Coastal Refrigeration Corp. can assess your current system and let you know what your best course of action is moving forward.
How Much Does Air Conditioning Replacement Cost?
The cost of a new AC unit is dependent on a number of factors. The final price depends on the size of the unit, ductwork needed, and installation labor rates. There is a wide variety of prices in air conditioning units, enabling you to choose to match your budget. In a larger home, you will need a more substantial air conditioning system to properly cool your entire home.
The cost for central air conditioner installation in your home can’t be listed in exact amounts without an HVAC contractor coming to your home and inspecting the heating system and the existing ductwork. Coastal Refrigeration offers free heating and cooling estimates.
Benefits of Air Conditioning Replacement
Unfortunately, air conditioners don’t last forever. Just as with any other HVAC technology in your home, your system will eventually show signs of aging and will function less efficiently. In some cases, a simple repair will be enough to get the system back to peak performance, but sometimes a system will require repairs so frequently that it becomes more financially responsible to simply replace the system entirely. Air conditioning replacement will be a more expensive service up front but will save you money over time. Even if you don’t take frequent repairs of an old system into account, a brand new system will also more efficiently cool your home which will allow you to run it less frequently. This will allow you to save more money on your energy bill.
How Long Do Air Conditioning Units Last?
The lifespan of a central air conditioning unit is considered to be 12–17 years, and today’s air conditioners are more energy efficient than models made even 5 years ago, so it can make financial sense to replace or upgrade a unit if it’s five years old or older.
Benefits of General Air Conditioning Maintenance
Most people reach out to the team at Coastal Refrigeration when they need to have an air conditioning system installed, replaced, or repaired. However, not many customers take advantage of our maintenance offers which can save you money and headaches. Maintenance can identify efficiency issues that make your AC not run as well as it could and sometimes technicians can identify future problems before they happen. Twice yearly checkups are recommended for the best possible performance in your air conditioning system.