Air Conditioning

HVAC industries tend to operate seasonally, so the best time for you to upgrade your AC is during spring or fall when manufacturers offer specials and contractors can reduce installation costs by working during this slower time of the year.

Warm air coming out of your vents doesn’t always indicate that your air conditioning unit needs replacement; however, in certain instances it could be.


Installing a new air conditioning unit can quickly become costly. To minimize costs and ensure you find an installation professional who meets all of your criteria, obtain at least three quotes from qualified HVAC specialists before selecting one for installation. In some cases rebates or tax credits may also apply if your home meets energy-efficiency standards.

Cost to replace an air conditioning unit varies widely based on its size and type. This is important to keep in mind when you are considering replacement of your air conditioning in your home.  Ductwork installation could play an impactful role, too; damaged or collapsed sections could add significantly to total replacement cost.

Common reasons for replacing their air conditioning unit include rising energy bills. This could be caused by more efficient units, changing home use habits or simply due to its age.

Odd noises or smells could also indicate it’s time for a replacement AC, though this could simply be caused by something minor like a clogged filter, tripped circuit breaker or blocked evaporator coil – or they could point toward larger problems with your air conditioning unit that need replacement – these issues should be assessed by an HVAC technician and assessed to find the optimal solution.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency of an AC unit should be an important consideration when replacing it. A non-inverter split ac consumes 30-50% less power than older models to produce equal cooling wattage, plus provides digital features which make life more comfortable in your home.

When your energy bills start rising unexpectedly, this could be a telltale sign that your AC unit is no longer performing efficiently. An older and worn down unit consumes more power to run than more recent and energy-saving models.

Check the efficiency of any new unit by looking at its SEER rating, displayed on an Energy Star label. A SEER rating of 13 or higher indicates energy efficiency and can save you money on energy costs. You can visit this site to learn more.

Before purchasing a new unit, it is recommended that a professional conduct an energy assessment on your home. This could involve performing a simple walk-through with a clipboard, or pressurizing your home using a blower door in order to detect air leaks – this may help qualify you for state discounts and rebates.

Make sure that your new air conditioning unit is properly sized to avoid energy costs increasing, shorten cycles shortening, and reduce or prevent dehumidification, potentially creating discomfort within your home.

Energy Bills

Energy prices can change due to supply and demand factors, manufacturing costs, and other considerations. However, it’s never advisable for your electricity bill to rise constantly or regularly as this could indicate that your AC unit is no longer performing optimally or efficiently.

If your energy bill keeps increasing, it may be time to consider purchasing a new air conditioning system. As older units lose efficiency over time, their electricity use becomes more costly. Furthermore, undersized systems require more electricity in order to operate effectively resulting in higher bills overall.

Newer air conditioners can help lower energy costs and even recoup their initial investment over time. Plus, having one installed can increase the resale value of your home. You can click the link: for more tips on increasing the resale value of your home.

Considering investing in an air conditioning unit to reduce energy bills? Speak with local HVAC experts for their recommendations and options available to you. Some utilities also provide payment assistance programs with reduced rates for those on Social Security or government benefits.


An air conditioning unit keeps homes cool in summer, but they don’t last forever. A new unit will add value to your house and give you greater peace of mind as well as save on energy bills; plus it could save time and money spent on AC repairs! If your old system requires frequent repairs it may be worth making the investment to upgrade now.

On average, a properly maintained air conditioner can last between 15-20 years with proper care and attention from its owner. However, its lifespan will depend on several factors including frequency of usage, original installation date and whether ductwork and system sizes meet requirements in your home.

There are a number of ways you can assess your AC unit’s age. Checking its brand nameplate or searching for its serial number will give an estimate.

An experienced technician may suggest replacing your system with more energy efficient models which will reduce utility bills while increasing comfort levels in your home if necessary.

Luke Johnson