Getting A New Air Conditioner? 3 Things To Consider

Replacing the air conditioner in your home is something that you may find yourself doing at least once. Over time, even the most reliable system will begin to wear down, require repair, and eventually need to be replaced. The average lifespan of a central air conditioner is somewhere between 15 and 20 years. If your air conditioner is over 15 years old, the chances are that replacement is on the horizon. If you are considering a new air conditioner for your home, here are three things to consider.

1. Cost

Budgeting for your new air conditioning system is one of the first things that you may find yourself looking into. The cost of air conditioning installation varies depending on the system you choose, the size of your home, and the professionals installing it. On average, the cost of a new central air conditioner ranges anywhere from $3,734 to $7,166

Energy efficient model also tend to be more expensive than air conditioners that do not prioritize energy efficiency. When choosing a new air conditioner, getting multiple quotes from more than one professional can help give you an idea of what a fair price is for a new system.

2. Duct Work

When getting a new air conditioning system, it's also a good idea to take a look at your existing duct work. If the existing duct work is damaged or insufficient, it may need either repair or replacement. New duct work is often needed in older homes or in homes with outdated air conditioning systems. It's also important to consider the added cost of new duct work. Replacing your home's duct work can double the cost of your air conditioner installation. 

3. Energy Efficiency

When installing a new air conditioner into your home, it's also a good idea to consider energy efficiency. Upgrading to an energy efficient system can save you money on your energy bills. When choosing an energy efficient air conditioner, you will want to look at the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating or the SEER. 

The higher the SEER number, the more energy efficient the air conditioner. To lower your energy costs, you will want to choose a new air conditioner with a SEER rating of at least 13. Adding a programmable thermostat can also help increase your new air conditioning system's energy efficiency.

When it comes to getting a new air conditioner installed, there are a few things to consider. Cost is an important factor, and it's important to budget enough to get an air conditioner that suits your cooling needs. It's also important to examine your ductwork. There is the possibility that you will need to replace your ductwork during the air conditioner installation. Energy efficiency is another factor to consider when getting a new air conditioner. Increased energy efficiency can save you money on energy costs. 

Contact a company like A-Thompson Refrigeration Air Conditioning & Heating Service Inc for more information and assistance. 

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Remaining Comfortable In Your Home after Completing a Major Renovation

In a few, short months, my spouse and I will begin the construction process to build a much needed addition onto our small home. The addition will include a den and a master suite. But because our home will be much larger after the building process is complete, we will need to update our HVAC system. After speaking with our knowledgeable HVAC contractor, we’ve decided to purchase a second heating and air conditioning unit for our home. This additional unit will be considerably smaller than our current one. It will only heat and cool the new addition to our house. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best options for heating and cooling a home after building an addition onto it.

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