Air Conditioning FAQs2022-10-24T15:41:54-07:00

Air Conditioning FAQs

When should I replace my old AC?2022-08-15T13:54:42-07:00

Before it has a catastrophic failure ideally. You should trust your AC technician’s recommendation, but in general these are indications that you should at least start budgeting for a new system:

  • Your AC is more than 12 years old
  • Your AC is not keeping up with your needs
  • Sudden increase in your electric bill
  • You need regular refrigerant refills
What size AC unit do I need?2022-08-15T13:54:37-07:00

This requires a calculation that factors in the square footage of your house,  climate, type of windows and insulation. It’s an easy enough task for a trained professional and is often part of any free estimate.

What if I don’t have a duct system, can I still get central air?2022-08-15T13:54:31-07:00

You may be better off with an alternative cooling option, like ductless mini split systems. That said, you most homes can have a duct system installed but the cost may outweigh the benefits.

What are some DIY things I can try before calling you?2022-08-15T13:54:27-07:00
  • Test the batteries in your thermostat
  • Check for a tripped breaker or blown fuse
  • Change your air filter
  • Make sure the system is set to cool
  • Check for any obvious leaks or condensation
How much does a new air conditioner cost?2022-08-15T13:54:53-07:00

This always depends on the size of your home or office building and the type of unit (traditional vs. heat pump, etc.) , but systems typically start around $3000. Take a look at our promotions to see if you can save some money.

How long should my air conditioner last?2022-08-15T13:54:47-07:00

Most quality brand of air conditioners can last 15 to 20 years, with routine maintenance. You may need a repair or two over time, but your All Heating & Air Conditioning technician can usually get ahead of these issues with an AC tune-up.

Can you fix my window air conditioner?2022-08-15T13:54:22-07:00

Sorry, we do not service window units. But before you stop reading, consider a different option: a ductless mini split system. It will cool your room or small home without ductwork. It’s more efficient, a LOT quieter, and safer because you can lock your window!

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