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Factors That Affect the Cost of Your AC Replacement

An air conditioner replacement is one of the most valuable investments a homeowner can make. It helps create a safe, comfortable living environment by providing increased energy efficiency in your home. However, for some people, installing a new unit can be a big expense. So how do you ensure that the total replacement cost stays within budget? In this post, Hader HVAC experts explore both expected and hidden air conditioner replacement costs that you may encounter along the way.

Square Footage

The size of the unit is important when it comes to effectively cooling a property. To determine this, the contractor will measure the square footage of your home or room. A larger home will require a bigger, more powerful unit, which will cost more.

Repairs

Hader heating and cooling professional may deem it necessary to upgrade your attic insulation, reseal windows and doors or repair small gaps in exterior walls where conditioned air may escape. These added precautions may increase the total replacement cost.

Unit & Labor

The new unit and labor are two expected costs that come with every air conditioner replacement job. A unit with a higher energy efficiency rating will cost more, while a more experienced, quality contractor may charge more than an amateur technician.

Electrical Upgrades

Older homes may not have adequate power to handle the increased demand of a new air conditioning unit. It may also max out the capacity of electrical panels around your property, especially when there are other new appliances. If you have an older home, make sure to discuss how a new air conditioner will affect it with your HVAC contractor.

If you need to upgrade your air conditioning system at home, turn to Hader Solutions for a smooth, stress-free experience! We offer reliable heating, cooling, duct sealing and roofing services to clients in and around Cincinnati, OH. Call us today at (513) 661-1910 or fill out this contact form to start a conversation with one of our specialists.

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