You may hesitate to upgrade your HVAC system due to the high price that comes with such an endeavor. The cost of a typical HVAC replacement ranges from $5,000 to $11,000. If you want customizations, such as zoning, you may pay more. If your home is large and requires multiple units for temperature control, the cost will increase significantly; however, replacing your AC can save you money in the long run.
Lower Monthly Utility Bills
Newer systems contain modern technology that makes them more energy efficient. Because of this, modern systems will draw a lot less energy to regulate the temperature in your home. Older systems, on the other hand, do not contain these technological improvements and will work harder, thus driving up energy costs.
Fewer Service Calls
As systems age, they tend to break down and need to be repaired more frequently. These repairs add up quickly. Some repairs along with their associated costs include the following:
- To replace your compressor, you can expect to pay anywhere from $900 to $2,900, with the average cost being $1,900.
- A condenser fan motor replacement will cost you between $150 and $750.
- An air conditioning refrigerant line replacement will cost you anywhere from $809 to $838.
- A refrigerant leak repair can cost anywhere from $200 to $1,500, depending on what is required to find and fix the leak and refill your refrigerant.
The older your system becomes, the more difficult parts can be to find. If you do find the parts you need, you will pay premium prices for them, whereas parts for newer systems cost significantly less.
With a newer unit, you will not have to pay more than the cost of regular inspections and maintenance for the next several years, provided you schedule them as recommended. HVAC technicians advise that you have inspections and maintenance performed on your system once annually.
Better Control of Allergies
Newer units contain technology that is designed to keep the air in your home much cleaner compared to older systems. With cleaner air, your allergies will be kept in check, and you will have fewer trips to the doctor. Not to mention that you will be able to save money on allergy medications.
When your air conditioner is fifteen years old or more, it’s time to start considering a replacement. If you need a new system for your home in Central Georgia or the Florida Panhandle and want to consult with someone on your options, contact us at We Care Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss AC replacement today.