The average air conditioning system will last between 10-15 years. Even if your air conditioning system has not stopped working completely, it could be worth looking into replacing your older system for a new system that is more energy efficient.
How Much Will it Cost to Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?
The cost of air conditioning replacement has many variants, including:
- The size of your home
- The age of your home
- What type of unit you choose to install
- If your house needs new or replacement ductwork
The average cost to replace an air conditioning unit, without any work to the current ductwork, generally starts around $2,750. This price will include the A/C unit and labor costs. These prices are only indicative of a new cooling system, if you also need to replace your heating system this price will increase.
*Note – The price of a new air conditioning system will vary and depends upon your home”s specific needs.
What’s Included in the Cost of My Air Conditioner Replacement?
There are many things that you should expect to be included in the total cost or your replacement.
- Delivery and transportation of your chosen air conditioner unit should be included in the total cost.
- Preparation of the work site including any work to protect existing structures.
- Installation of the new unit.
- Cleanup and removal of the old unit and any other debris caused by the air conditioning installation.
The Advantages of Replacing an Air Conditioning Unit
If you look at the cost of replacing a unit and wonder if it is worth it, you may want to consider the advantages a new unit may bring to your home. Here are just a few advantages to consider when deciding on a new system:
- Lower utility bills
- Fewer repair calls and costs
- Rebate eligibility
- Quieter operation
What to Consider before Replacing an Air Conditioning Unit
There are many reasons why an HVAC specialist may suggest replacing your current air conditioning unit with a new model:
- The age of your unit can help you decide on whether to replace your unit. If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it may be more cost efficient to replace the unit, especially if your unit is no longer under warranty.
- If your unit is in need of frequent repairs, the repairs may end up costing you more than a new unit in the long run.
- Air too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer can mean that your equipment is failing or it cannot handle the current workload.
- If you hear excessive noise coming from the air conditioning units or the vents, this can be a sign that your unit is undersized.
If you are considering replacing your air conditioning unit or would like to know more, contact us today for a free replacement estimate.