In our last blog post, we revealed the calculation that Denver homeowners can use to get a good idea of what size central air conditioner their home needs. The next obvious question is… how will the size of the ac unit you need affect the price to install or replace your air conditioner?
Sizing your central air conditioning unit can be one of the most frustrating parts of the process of installing a new air conditioner. Customers that solicit price quotes from multiple companies are routinely given different sizing recommendations and different reasonings for those sizes. So how are you supposed to know what size air conditioner you actually need? I’ll give you some simplified guidelines for how central air conditioning units are sized here in Denver, but…
If you’re shopping for a new furnace, then you may be wondering why nearly every one of the heating and air companies in Denver acts like the price of a new furnace is a matter of national security. There are basically 2 reasons heating contractors won’t give you any info about furnace prices over the phone:
I get asked why many of Denver’s largest heating and air conditioning companies often charge so much for certain repairs fairly regularly. It’s a fair question. You’d think those big companies would be able to offer a lower price for repairs since they should be able to buy the parts cheaper than a medium-size company like ours can, right?
Well, it actually doesn’t work that way in reality. The cost of the part is only one small part of providing heating and air repair service at your home. The size of the heating and air company you choose, and the level of service they offer actually plays a much bigger role in how much repairs will cost.
If you’re planning on replacing your old central air conditioner this year, it might be worth considering some of the air conditioners that qualify for Xcel Energy rebates. In some cases, you can install a higher efficiency air conditioning unit for the same price as a 13 SEER unit. However, Xcel Energy rebates are not automatic even if you install an air conditioner with a SEER rating that technically qualifies for Xcel rebates.