The cost of replacing an A/C depends on a number of factors, and different homes receive different estimates. This is because homes all have different cooling needs.
Air conditioners and their cooling abilities can be varied. Typically, air conditioners are customized by size and priced differently based on their weight. A one-ton A/C, for example, won't cost the same as a four-ton unit.
HVAC specialists use several factors to determine which A/C will work best for your family, including the number of vents in your home, the height of your ceilings, and the overall square footage inside. This analysis is referred to as a Manual J load calculation, and it's necessary when purchasing a new unit for your home.
Many homeowners believe bigger A/C units cool the home faster than smaller units. This is a common misconception. Bigger is not always better! Your family needs a unit sized specifically for your home. If you purchase a unit that is too large or too small, you can face a number of complications with your HVAC system.
An improperly-sized A/C can lead to higher energy bills, a shorter lifespan for your unit, the need for more frequent repairs, and high humidity in the home. By getting an estimate from a qualified technician, you can ensure your home is getting the right A/C unit.
If you're considering purchasing a new air conditioner for your home, get your free estimate from Four Seasons first. Our experienced technicians will walk you through all the different options available and find the perfect cooling solution for your home.