If you’re in the market for a better HVAC system, a central air conditioning unit is something worth considering. It’s a great upgrade from individual window AC units, offering a great deal of convenience, quiet and comfort. If you’re planning to make the switch, A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to give you four questions to ask before purchasing one for your home.
When is it time to replace my air conditioner? An AC unit that’s nearing 15 years of age should be replaced soon. Usually, this is the time when components of your AC will start to fail. Instead of having to deal with endless repairs, it’s better to invest in a replacement.
How much does it cost? The cost of your new unit will depend on several variables, including the local climate, existing insulation and its size and efficiency. It may also depend on whether or not you need a network of ducts. A central air conditioning unit can cost anywhere between $3,000 and $5,000 if you already have working ducts. If ductwork is required, you may spend from $7,000 to $10,000. You should take note, however, that the pricing can vary from one location to another, so be sure to talk to your local contractor about it.
Who installs the unit? To get the best results, a local HVAC company should perform the installation. Make sure that your chosen contractor is trustworthy, certified and has great online reviews. These people will also be the ones who will maintain your system for years to come, so make sure that there’s no miscommunication from the get-go.
When should I buy a replacement? Purchasing your central AC unit and having it installed by a certified contractor can be done at any time of the year. However, the best time to do it is from late winter to early spring. This is the time when there are very few units being installed, and your contractor won’t be as busy.
Whether you’re looking for a new AC system or are needing repairs, expect the team at A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to offer support and services, from inquiry to installation. Call us now at (732) 578-0379 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We serve clients in Wall and Freehold, NJ.