Air conditioner units last between 10-20 years before they need to be replaced, depending on the quality, how well they were cared for and maintained. When it comes time to replacing the unit, it is ideal to have the assistance of the professionals to guide you through the process and ensure quality installation. There are many variables when it comes to replacing your air conditioning unit, including budget. However, if you recognize the signs the unit is failing, you can afford more time in the planning process. When it comes to why costs vary for your replacement, we at Air Supply Air Conditioning and Heating would like to share the factors.
Costs of Different Types of Cooling Systems
There are all sorts of cooling systems available at various prices, especially as many are commonly a ducted central air conditioning system. Heat pumps are an attractive option because they cool effectively at a fraction of the operating cost of central air for those in warmer climates, like the Vegas desert. However, these systems do come with a higher installation and purchasing cost, but the savings over the years give consumers a return and then some. Depending on how many units are needed, ductless mini-split systems may be more or less expensive than ducted central air. This option is ideal for home additions and multi-unit buildings as the systems cool individual rooms. Small spaces have the most economical option with the mini-split system.
What Size of Central Air Conditioner Do I Need?
An air conditioner must be sized to your home; another reason why professional HVAC contractor are optimal from the beginning. Oversized and undersized units are not helpful. The home is cooled faster but the oversized unit cannot dehumidify it, making the air feel clammy and damp. These conditions lead to mold growth. A unit too small will continuously operate to keep up with the demand, while never cooling it, leaving you with discomfort and high energy bills.
SEER Rating Calculator
Replacing your air conditioner will almost certainly result in improved energy efficiency since over time, air conditioner units lose their efficiency with age, and with the constant technological advances with engineers. The air conditioner’s seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER rating, plays a role in the overall price. At a glance, the SEER helps consumers compare efficiency, however, the higher the SEER rating is of the unit, the better the efficiency is, and the higher price.
Supplemental Indoor Comfort Systems
The HVAC system has the opportunity to offer more than cooling and heating. Indoor air quality systems can improve the indoor air in the home by removing the finer contaminates and allergens that trigger asthma, allergies, and other respiratory conditions. Dry and damp climates also need whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers working in conjunction with the heating and cooling system to make the air more comfortable as well, adding to the overall cost.
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The duct installation work can add to the overall price of the replacement. When it comes to replacing your Las Vegas, NV Valley air conditioning unit, rely on the specialists of Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating to ensure it meets your budget and the home’s needs. Contact us today!