Cooling Unit and Air Conditioning Replacement for Louisville, Kentucky Area Homeowners
Most homeowners across the Louisville area see many years of service from their air conditioners and heat pumps, with diligent maintenance helping to further stretch the life expectancy of these HVAC systems. Despite these efforts, no cooling system is able to run forever – eventually there will come a time where a replacement air conditioner is necessary to upgrade older systems. You may anticipate that air conditioning replacement is on the horizon when your current air conditioning system starts to require more frequent repairs or your energy bills increase as mechanical parts wear out and air conditioning units, heat pumps, and air handlers lose efficiency in their old age.
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides new cooling system installation for homeowners in Louisville, KY and the surrounding communities. When your current system is no longer able to provide the conditioned air required to meet your household cooling needs, work with our knowledgeable Comfort Consultants to explore the many options available for new air conditioning systems.
Your new HVAC system and its cooling HVAC equipment will be installed by our licensed, NATE-certified HVAC technicians, ensuring no step is left undone so that your new AC unit operates with the system efficiency and energy usage you expect from its seasonal energy efficiency ratio SEER rating. Our team will help you create an energy efficient new system with a matched heat pump and air handler or furnace and air conditioner that is the proper capacity according to the cooling load calculation and square foot area of your living spaces.
When you replace your air conditioner to upgrade your present air conditioning and heating system, you’ll gain better control over indoor temperatures, heating and cooling costs, and how much energy your household consumes in the name of heating and cooling comfort. See a sudden drop in the cost of your energy bill as your new cooling system gets its job done using less energy, and further increase your savings when you take advantage of tax credits for choosing certain renewable, energy efficient air conditioning systems for air conditioner replacement.
Issues with Older Cooling Systems in Louisville, KY
Continuing to cool a home year after year with an air conditioning unit that is no longer cut out for the task creates all kinds of problems for any Louisville homeowner caught in this situation. Aging HVAC systems experience a steady decline in performance and energy efficiency as time passes – before you know it, the home that once stayed nice and cool now leaves you feeling sticky and uncomfortable.
If the physical feelings older systems manifest aren’t enough, what about the additional cost you may not even realize you’re paying month after month? Diminished performance and efficiency lead to more equipment energy consumption and waste – the old AC system attempts to make up for performance losses by gobbling up more energy as it fights to get the job done. Ultimately, older cooling systems can’t keep up so all the extra energy usage is really just waste – and so is the extra cost you pay for higher energy bills.
When you’ve had enough of this bad situation, the solution is heating and cooling upgrades for your Louisville, KY area home. Replacing the old air conditioning unit or heat pump with a new HVAC unit delivers an instantaneous improvement in home comfort and cooling costs from the second you first turn on the new air conditioner. Plus, your new air conditioner installation includes a fresh equipment warranty from the HVAC unit manufacturer, which offers valuable coverage against any potential defects for several years to come.
Request an Estimate to Discover HVAC Replacement Cost for Cooling Systems
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has served the homeowners of Louisville with honesty and integrity over the past 35 years, completing each air conditioner installation at a fair and affordable final price. Our team will provide you with a clear estimate of the total cost of air conditioner replacement, including all cost factors that make up the final price.
While you have some choice on a few factors that affect total cost of AC unit replacement, the sizing of your new heating and cooling unit should never be left undefined. Our NATE-certified HVAC contractors complete precise calculation to determine your home’s cooling load and accurately size your replacement air conditioning system. Air conditioner capacity does have some impact on unit cost, but you cannot explore different options here as you can with the SEER rating, special features, and other HVAC unit elements.
Determining the capacity of the new system is just the starting point when it comes to selecting an air conditioning system for your home. Once it is set, your Comfort Consultant helps you evaluate the important options available in various air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, and furnace heating system units. Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, bringing you an expansive lineup of superior heating and cooling systems, including quality air conditioners, heat pump units, air handlers, and furnace equipment. With a SEER rating range from standard to high energy efficiency and various user-friendly features, there is a Carrier HVAC unit available to meet any needs, preferences, or budget.
HVAC replacement cost includes the cost of the new unit you have chosen for your home, as well as other cost factors. The total price for installing a replacement air conditioner, heat pump, air handler, or furnace can also include the additional cost for necessary repairs that will allow the chosen HVAC system to function properly in your home, such as sealing existing ductwork. Your cost estimate may also include fees for the purchase and installation of new accessories to be used with the air conditioning system, like programmable thermostats. Finally, the cost of labor for installing the new AC unit in your home will round out the estimate.
If you’re interested in learning more about the cost of HVAC system replacement, request an estimate today.
Deciding Whether or Not to Repair or Replace Air Conditioners
It can be tough to decide when the right time is to remove your existing system and have a new AC unit and HVAC system installed for replacement. Many Louisville area homeowners find themselves making this choice when they have an air conditioner or furnace in need of repairs, whether it be electrical work or replacing system components. Because air conditioners aren’t cheap and a new HVAC system requires a big investment to purchase, maximizing value is a priority for most.
Finding that sweet spot for replacement between making the most of your current HVAC system and getting a new air conditioning system into place before your old AC unit breaks down for good is the million-dollar question. Having a new unit installed too soon means your old HVAC system didn’t deliver as much return on investment as it possibly could have; waiting too long to replace your heating and cooling with a new HVAC system could put you in the position of having no source of air conditioning for a period of time. While the choice is yours and yours alone, below you’ll find some factors to consider that many homeowners find helpful as they work to arrive at a smart HVAC system replacement decision.
1. Heating and AC Unit Age vs. Life Expectancy
Air conditioners and other HVAC system units don’t have a defined expiration date, but there are averages we can look at to see how long each type of existing system equipment is likely to last.
- Central air conditioners: 10-15 years
- Air-source heat pumps: 10-12 years
- Geothermal heat pumps: 20 years
- Air handlers: 12-15 years
- Gas furnace: 15-20 years
- Electric furnace: 20-30 years
- Ductless HVAC system: 10-30 years
With these numbers in mind, think about the age of your existing AC unit. If the unit’s age is near, within, or it exceeds this average range, the need for replacement is imminent.
2. Repair Concerns
More frequent repairs are likely to crop up in the last two years an AC unit, furnace, and other HVAC system type will run. If your HVAC system has suffered more breakdowns over the last summer or two, especially if the system’s age is close to the average service life expectancy, it’s safe to assume your AC unit, furnace, or heat pump will experience a complete system failure in the near future.
Maybe repairs haven’t been so frequent lately, but the current furnace, AC unit, or HVAC system does need some work – cost may be the element you want to examine. Many homeowners find the 5,000 rule to be helpful, and here’s how to use it:
- Multiply the age of your AC unit by the cost of repairs needed
- If the answer is more than 5,000, you may want to invest this money into a new system instead of making repairs to the old one.
- If the answer is under 5,000, it may be reasonable to pursue repairs and keep the current unit in service longer.
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