New Air Conditioning Replacement in Edmonton, AB
A/C Replacement and Installation Services
Choosing the HVAC contractor for your A/C installation or replacement is much more important than the make or model of your air conditioning unit. There’s an old saying in the HVAC industry that “the most important day in the life of your HVAC unit is the day it’s installed.”
Despite all the fancy energy efficiency claims made by A/C manufacturers, they don’t mean anything if the unit is improperly installed. Unfortunately, about half of all new HVAC systems aren’t installed properly and as a result, fail to live up to manufacturer claims.
Usually, air conditioners start to have problems once they get older and the parts aren’t cutting it anymore. The temperature may not be consistent and repairs may be frequent. Air conditioning units are made to last an average of 10 years, so once you hit this point, you have to come to terms with the fact that a new system is in the near future. Luckily, newer systems are energy efficient and will give you a nice return on your utility bills.
Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?
When your AC unit breaks down, you’re left with two options: repair it or replace it. Though it doesn’t get particularly hot in Edmonton, it’s risky to be without any air conditioning. At the same time, you probably don’t want to invest thousands of dollars into a new unit.
So how do you know when you should replace your unit or just repair it? The repair will likely cost far less, but you don’t want to end up in the same boat next year.
Some HVAC professionals recommend taking the age of the unit and multiplying it by the cost of the repair to help in making a decision. If the number is less than $5,000, it’s okay to repair the system. Say your AC unit is 10 years old and the repair will cost $300. The number would be $3,000, so a repair is practical. However, if the repair were to cost $600, for a total of $6,000, it would be worth replacing the system.
When to Replace A/C Unit?
Energy Star recommends getting a new system after 10+ years because the energy savings will outweigh the costs of repair. Plus, many of the repairs that are needed on A/C systems will result in greater problems down the road, so it can be cheaper to make the purchase from the start.
For example, a unit that takes R-22 and leaks should be replaced. Once a leak starts, the compressor is likely to go out, and a compressor can cost as much as $2,000. At this point, you may as well buy a new system.
How Much is a New A/C System?
A new air conditioning unit will cost anywhere from $3,600 to $7,200 depending on the brand and its ratings. If you’re on the fence about a repair or a replacement, contact the pros at WeatherMakers. We can take a look and determine the best course of action.
If your air conditioner is old and inefficient or broken beyond repair, we have a solution for you. Our skilled technicians can install a new air conditioner quickly to ensure maximum comfort for your family. You may also want to upgrade your air conditioner to reduce your heating costs; a new furnace can cut your energy costs by up to 30%!
Sometimes an air conditioner replacement is planned. Other times, it’s an unwelcome surprise. We can help with our easy and convenient financing programs as an affordable way to pay for your new home comfort system. The energy savings from your new high efficient air conditioner may even offset the upfront investment.
WeatherMakers A/C Installation Guarantees
- One-Year “Test Drive” – If you are unhappy with your air conditioning installation at any time within the first year, we will fix it or remove the system and refund 100% of your original investment.
- Craftsmanship Guarantee – Before, during, or after installation, if you are not 100% satisfied, we will do whatever it takes to ensure your complete satisfaction.
- Comfort Guarantee – We guarantee that your new air conditioning system will cool you home as we have stated. If the manufacturer claims are not achieved, we will repair or replace your system at no extra charge.
- Property Protection Guarantee – All property such as lawns, shrubbery, carpeting, floors, and doors frames are fully protected. Any damaged property will be replaced or repaired. Our technicians use protective floor runners and shoe covers on every jobsite and always clean up after themselves. If your home is not as clean (or cleaner) than when we found it, we will return to your home to make it right or provide you with a full
HVAC Home Analysis
At WeatherMakers we know every home and home owner is unique. When we inspect your home for a new air conditioning system, we conduct a thorough inspection of your home, ventilation, insulation, and square footage to determine to right A/C brand and size for your home. All local codes and efficiency standards are followed to ensure your warranties remain valid and your new A/C system is operating safely and efficiently. We offer a FREE Comfort Survey & Home Analysis to identify your requirements and offer a solution that is best for you.
Every brand is different. While most companies focus on one brand, our purchasing power allows us to work directly with many HVAC manufacturers. Our highly trained and experienced technicians know exactly which A/C brand would work best in your home. As a Green Screened HVAC company, energy efficiency is very important to us. We will make sure that your new air conditioning system lives up to its manufacturer claims and is specifically chosen and designed for your home.
Call WeatherMakers for peace of mind that your HVAC installer is licensed, insured, background checked, drug tested, and qualified to work on your home. We offer a full One-Year Test Drive guarantee to protect you from any flaws in installation procedures.