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Air Conditioner Installation

In the past, you’d rely on a shaded porch to stay cool at home. Today, you count on your air conditioner to deliver that relief, and when your system isn’t keeping up with the summer heat, you’re sure to notice. Yet, like all systems that work hard, air conditioners will start to break down over time. On a system that’s over 10 years old, you’ll likely spend a good deal on repairs and utility bills. New air conditioners are more reliable and efficient at cooling your home, which means you spend less money for more comfort.

Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

How often should you replace your air conditioner? The typical lifespan of an air conditioner is about 10 years. After that, it starts to slow down, leading to high energy consumption and electricity bills, inefficient cooling, and frequent breakdowns. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, then it’s time to have it replaced.

Signs it’s time for a new AC system

There are a few indicators that suggest you should replace your air conditioning system. Be on the lookout for any of the following symptoms:

  • System has earned a reputation for recurring refrigerant leaks

  • AC does not reach the thermostat set point

  • Circuit breakers must be reset to keep your AC running

How Does an AC Installation Work?

Get an assessment of your current system

An HVAC specialist will assess your system to get a feel for its size and the shape it’s in. If you’re looking to install an air conditioner for the first time, the specialist will assess your whole home ⁠— the size of your house, the ductwork, your current system — to find which options are best for you.

Review the air conditioning estimate with the specialist

You will be quoted based on the type of air conditioner and its size. You have options, so don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Install your air conditioner

An HVAC technician will come to your house to install your new AC system. This typically takes anywhere from half a day to two days, depending on the service provider and how elaborate the install is (including factors like home size, system dimensions, home orientation, and more).

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