Air conditioners can last between 10 and 20 years, depending on how well they were cared for and maintained, and the quality of the unit. When you plan on replacing your air conditioning unit, it is in your better interest to have the help of the professionals to guide you through the process and ensure quality installation since there are many variables to consider. Budget is usually the primary goal. If you take the time to learn the recognize the signs of a failing unit you can afford more time in the planning process. We at Hal Mechanical would like to share some factors that lead to varying price, no matter if you need a new unit now, or are planning to replace it next season, in any case.
Type of Cooling System
The prices will range through a ducted central air conditioning system is especially common and with so many cooling systems available. Heat pumps are an attractive option because they cool effectively at a fraction of the operating cost of central air for those in warmer climates, like the Vegas Valley. These systems do initially come with a higher installation and purchasing cost, though the savings over the years give consumers a return and then some. Depending on how many units are required, another initially more expensive options, is ductless mini-split systems. This solution is optimal for home additions and multi-unit buildings, as the systems cool individual rooms. Small spaces have this as a most economical option with the mini-split system.
What is a Good SEER Rating for an Air Conditioner?
Replacing your air conditioner will likely result in improved energy efficiency since over time an air conditioner unit loses their efficiency with age and with the continuous advances. Assigned to every unit to allow consumers to the efficiency at a glance, is the SEER rating, or the seasonal energy efficiency ratio, and the overall price play a role. Resulting in a higher price tag, the higher the SEER rating of the unit.
Cost of Ductwork
If the duct system needed to be installed, replaced, or repaired there is added price.
Air Purification System & Humidifier Add-Ons
The HVAC system can do more for homeowners to offer more than cooling and heating. The indoor air quality systems can improve the indoor air in the home by eliminating the finer contaminates and allergens that trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Adding more the overall cost, working in conjunction with the heating and cooling system, for dry or wet climates, the whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers.