Installing a New AC in Montgomery & Bucks County
Is your AC 10 to 12 years old? Does it struggle to keep up with the cooling demands of your household? Do you have high energy bills from running the AC more than you’d like? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your air conditioning system could be due for replacement.
You might also want to consider replacing your system if it requires a repair that’s more than half of the cost of a new air conditioner. Chud Air Conditioning, Heating & Air Duct Cleaning can install a new system today.
How Do I Know My AC Needs Replacement?
Are there other ways to determine if your AC is on its last legs? Check out these signs that your AC could use a replacement.
Replacing an air conditioner could cost anywhere from $4,350 to $12,095. This covers the cost of labor as well as the cost of the AC unit and installation permit. The following are some of the elements that might influence the cost of replacing your air conditioner:
- The system's capacity/power.
- Modifications to any HVAC equipment that you aren't replacing.
- Installation expenses.
- Rebates and tax incentives.
An air conditioner requires 20 BTU per square foot of living area as a general rule. However, other factors such as ceiling height and the size of your windows and entrances may necessitate extra cooling capacity. Multiply the length by the width to determine the size of your space. To get the most accurate sizing estimate possible, have a licensed HVAC technician evaluate your space and make a recommendation.
The quickest way to determine whether to repair or replace your home AC unit is to follow the 5000 Rule. Simply multiply the cost of repair by the age of the unit. If the total is greater than 5000, replace the unit; if it’s less than 5000, go ahead with repairs. Generally, the older the air conditioner, the more likely that replacing it is the most cost-effective path.
Call Chud For AC Installation
Seasoned technicians will tell you that installation day is important in the life of an AC unit. When you have a new AC installed in your home you want to ensure your installers are experienced professionals trained in the latest HVAC technology.