Choosing Your AC and Furnace Replacement: Why Specific Estimates Matter

If you’re looking for a ballpark estimate on a new air conditioner and furnace, you’re most likely in one of these situations. The first is that you’ve had someone come out to repair your AC unit and they’ve told you the only option is replacement. Secondly, you’re tired of having to get repeated air conditioner service and repairs to keep your system running. Or finally, you just flat out want an upgrade; whether that’s for a system that keeps your family more comfortable, cleaner air quality, lower utilities, advanced technology, or all of the above. Whatever the reason is that you’re looking for AC replacement, you don’t want to look for or accept a “ballpark” estimate, from anyone. There are a lot of options to consider when it comes to a complete air conditioner replacement. Regardless of which of these situations you’re in, you want specifics so you can make a decision based on the benefits that you’re looking for. We can assure you; that a “ballpark” price doesn’t give you any of those options or specifics.

There’s a multitude of things on your house that need to be inspected, calculations that need to be made, and tests that need to be done in order to get accurate air conditioner replacement options put together for you. If you’re going to spend the money on an ac replacement, you want the benefits that are important to you to be included right? You may be more concerned with efficiency while someone else may be more worried about comfort, or someone else air quality. If the price of your new central air system is important, then a “ballpark” estimate is a surefire way to overpay and not even get what you want with your new AC system.

If your central air conditioner has stopped working and the AC repair guy that comes out tells you you have to have an air conditioner replacement and gives you a price… First off, take a deep breath. Ask questions. Why can’t it be repaired? What are the options to get it running? What are the different options for the replacement? Ask him to put it in writing for you. If the AC technician is adamant that there’s no repairing it, that’s a red flag. It’s pretty rare that an air conditioning system can’t at least be repaired to be operational again; while that may not be the best long-term solution, it can buy you some time to decide what’s best for you and your family. You shouldn’t feel any pressure to make an immediate decision and if you do, just call us. At SS&B we take pride in keeping air conditioning systems running longer and avoiding replacement.

There are a lot of advantages to having a new system and if that’s what you’re interested in, we’re happy to help. We’ll get all the reasons you’re looking for a new air conditioner, evaluate your current AC system, and build out personalized AC options, with exact pricing, for you to consider. A new AC system should always have more than one option. If at the end of the day your just price shopping, that’s okay! Just let us know when you schedule the appointment, and we’ll still give you all the options. But please beware of the “ballpark” price, because chances are it won’t be that price, or you're unknowingly forgo the quality of the installation or both…

Considering an HVAC replacement? At SS&B Heating & Cooling, we provide free, detailed estimates to help you make an informed decision.

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