How Much Can I Expect to Pay for a New AC Unit?
In our last blog post we talked about two common reasons that your central AC unit may not be working.
If the filter isn’t clogged, the unit isn’t tripping any circuit breakers and the HVAC repair technician is telling you that repairing what you have is a lost cause, you may find yourself in a place where you’re researching the cost of replacement.
Much like every other appliance in your home, your central air conditioning unit won’t last forever. And while you may have resigned yourself to this fact, you’re not exactly excited at the prospect of spending thousands of dollars on a new unit.
You want something that’s practical, sensible and that won’t break the bank.
So how much will you need to spend?
Bigger isn’t always better
Before we delve into the dollars and cents of the matter, we need to tell you that the cost to replace your air conditioning unit will be largely dependent on several factors.
First, you’ll need to determine the square footage of your home, so you’ll be able to determine what size unit you’ll need.
HomeAdvisor estimates that the 2018 average replacement costs can be as low as $1,800 and as high as $10,300. On the other hand, if you’re not wanting a system that will cool your entire home, and you’re more looking to do something on a room-by-room basis, you may be able to pick up a window-based unit for under $200.
It all depends on what you’re looking to do.
If you do want a central AC unit, you’ll need to determine how many BTUs you’ll need. A small, two-bedroom condo will need a very different unit than a 4,000 square foot house.
If you’re looking into replacement and you have questions about what would work best for your home, call Redline Mechanical Heating & Cooling today. Not only will we be happy to schedule a convenient time for one of our technicians to come to your home to provide you with a free installation estimate, we’ll be able to make some recommendations regarding makes and models of replacement AC systems.
Central AV versus mini splits
If you’re looking for a zone-based solution but you’re not excited about using a window unit or portable AC, you may want to consider a mini split. Ultimately, mini splits are ductless heating and cooling systems (yes, you’ll be able to use it as a heater in the winter) that are designed to heat, or cool, specific zones in your home.
At Redline Mechanical Heating & Cooling we have more than 25 years of experience in helping Colorado homeowners with all of their heating and cooling needs. If you need help replacing your central AC unit, or if you have questions about the pros and cons of opting for a mini-split, we’re here to help.