Factors Affecting HVAC Replacement Costs

It’s logical to assume that replacing an AC unit or heating system will cost the same as the initial installation. To ensure that your budget doesn’t fall short, it’s crucial to take certain factors into consideration.

Here McLay Services, a trusted expert in HVAC technology trends, discusses some of the elements that can influence HVAC replacement estimates.

Required HVAC Features

It’s not enough to base your choice of HVAC equipment on what you currently have or opt for a model that’s closely similar to it. Depending on your needs, you may find that higher-priced units with better energy efficiency would be more ideal than what’s currently installed in your home.

That said, look into factors such as energy efficiency, the size of the unit and the type of brand to help you arrive at a more realistic estimate for your HVAC replacement project. Consider the kind of technology you want to incorporate into your HVAC system as well. These days, many HVAC units powered by smart technology are available on the market, promising to help you save even more on your utility bills.

The Condition of Current Ductwork 

You probably already have your ductwork in place if you’re planning to replace your air conditioning system. However, just because there’s existing ductwork doesn’t automatically mean that you can proceed directly to AC replacement. Check your ducts and ensure that they’re still in good shape. Over time, ductwork can lose its efficiency and may require AC repair. In some cases, it may even need to be altered to suit your new AC system. Either way, your budget should be able to accommodate the additional labor.

Local Climate

Always keep in mind that the climate in your region is the primary factor that should determine your choice of an HVAC unit or system. To learn the options best suited to your local climate, it’s best to refer to experts.

McLay Services has been in the industry since 1978 providing quality HVAC products and services. Whether you need a surge protector for your AC unit or AC replacement, you can count on us to deliver top-notch workmanship. Call us at (909) 392-2202 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in La Verne, CA.