In 2019, the cost of replacing a central ac unit can run you anywhere from $3,300 to nearly $6,000. It all depends on what you need done – the kind of unit you’re looking for, whether you need ductwork as well, etc. For this reason, you want to prolong the life of your system for as long as you possibly can. The best way to do this is with preventive maintenance that includes regular system check-ups.
You can set up a preventive maintenance contract anytime with our representatives at Ambient Edge. As part of your contract, you can depend on us to be at your home or business anytime, day or night, for emergency help with your HVAC needs. Give us a call at 888-628-5890 to enjoy our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.
Repair vs. Replace
How can you know when you need to replace your unit, or if it just requires a simple fix? Well, what’s good about preventive maintenance is that, ideally, you and your technician have a fairly good measure on what’s going on with your system. How old your system is, also plays a part, as does the location in which you live. If you live in New York, for example, your system will probably last longer than it would in a climate where it gets more use, like in Boulder City, Nevada.
There is also that pesky issue of replacing a part that is almost as expensive as the unit itself. That’s when you have a decision to make. Is it really worth it to replace a compressor on a 10-year-old system, or should you bite the bullet and invest a few extra dollars in a brand-new unit that likely won’t cost you in repairs for a few years at least? Typically, replacing the system is the smarter choice, even if it does cost you more up front.
If replacing your central AC system is simply not in your budget right now, you can consider other options. For instance, you may instead decide to pick up a couple of single-room units or even portable units, which may run you about half of what a central AC unit would cost. You can also switch to ductless mini splits, which can run you anywhere from a few hundred dollars to nearly $5,000. For more information on which option may be best for you, feel free to contact us.
We also offer coupons to help our customers pay for both installations and repair costs. We understand that not everyone is prepared for a full-scale installation of a system they didn’t expect to replace, and we’re happy to help in any way we can.
Properly Measured Installations
One of the things we’ve noticed in all our years in business at Ambient Edge is that many companies either oversize or undersize their installations. Oversized installations constantly turn off and on, trying to adjust the temperature in the room. Not only does this drive everyone in the house crazy, but you’re also wasting money and energy.
Undersized installations equate to a too-small unit trying to cool down a house it is simply too small to cool off. This means your unit may never turn off, and that the temperature throughout the house is uneven. Our technicians don’t even begin installing your system until we perform a load calculation on your house to determine just how much energy you need to use, and what kind of system would be best for your home’s particular needs.
And while we ensure we meet all the manufacturer’s specifications, as well as state and local building codes, we treat these as the absolute minimum. We want to give you a system you’re proud to say Ambient Edge installed, and we can’t exactly do that if we’re giving our customers the very minimum.
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Has Your Central AC Unit Bit the Dust? We Can Help!
Even with proper, regular maintenance, nothing lasts forever – including your central AC unit. And when you need a new system installed, you need a company you can trust. That’s where Ambient Edge comes in. We do what we can to make the process as seamless and easy for you as possible, including offering discounts and flexible hours for those issues that aren’t emergencies – and round-the-clock service for those issues that are.
Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 888-628-5890 to make an appointment. We try to come as equipped as possible with parts and tools to fix your problem in as few visits as possible to take up only as much of your time as we need. Don’t suffer in the middle of a heat wave simply because it’s the dead of night. Call us now, and we’ll be right over to help!