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Why Do AC Replacement Costs Vary?

In order to ensure you have a well-functioning and efficient air conditioner, you should aim to have your unit replaced every 10 years or so. While it's not always cheap to do so, the varying cost to replace a unit can have some homeowners slightly frustrated and confused. To understand why those costs vary, there are a few things you need to remember.

Types of Cooling Systems

There is no one-size-fits-all option for air conditioners, which is why there are several different types of systems that exist, all of which vary in cost. Depending on your home's needs, your contractor will suggest the best type of system for you, which may cost more or less than other systems on the market.

SEER Rating

A SEER rating measures a unit's efficiency, and typically, the higher the SEER rating, the more expensive a unit is. And while the unit may be more expensive up-front, a higher SEER rating can help you save on your utility bills in the long run

Unit Size

Your unit needs to be sized correctly to your home in order to be most efficient. That being the case, it makes sense that a larger unit tends to cost more than a smaller one. well you may be tempted to choose a smaller unit your initial replacement costs, this will only increase your utility bills in the long run and potentially lead to more necessary repairs.

Ductwork Needs

If you decide to make the switch from a ductless or window unit to a central air conditioning system, you're going to need to make the necessary arrangements to install or upgrade your ductwork, so you can allow the system to function properly. Since it’s more to install, it will be a more expensive replacement.

At Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, we have the expertise and experience necessary present you with your best air conditioning replacement options and install your new unit efficiently and at a fair price. Schedule a service with us today!