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The Basics of Air Conditioner Replacement

Stephen Jabro

Cooling Experts Advice when Getting a New AC

Your air conditioning system represents a significant investment in your home. Air conditioning systems typically last for many years and are vital for keeping you cool during the hot and humid summer months. As you prepare for your system replacement, use this guide to understand what to expect when getting a new AC.

Air conditioner replacement units in Springfield home

When is a replacement necessary?

The status of your current air conditioning system needs to be evaluated before you can determine whether replacement is necessary. Even if the system has seemingly quit working, it could be a simple issue with a fast and inexpensive fix. The age of your system isn’t necessarily a good indicator of the need to replace, either. With timely servicing, air conditioners can often continue working effectively and efficiently far beyond their estimated lifetimes. Schedule one of our pros to come out and do a thorough system evaluation to see whether you need an AC replacement or if a different type of service or repair would be more appropriate.

Preparing for an AC replacement

Once you’ve determined that you will need to replace your cooling system, you’ll work with your air conditioning company to determine the size system that is most appropriate to the square footage of your home and whether any additional services are also necessary like updating electrical wiring or modifying your ductwork. We’ll help you understand the timeline of how long the air conditioner replacement will take to accomplish, the total pricing including all parts and labor and what your options may be for financing.

Setting up your New AC

Contact Jon Wayne Heating & Air today to schedule an evaluation for your home. We have two locations – in Springfield and Mt Vernon, MO. We’ll come to examine your system and help you get your air conditioner replacement promptly and professionally.


Helpful Articles & Guides for Homeowners on Air Conditioner Maintenance & More

  • The thermostat is the device that automatically regulates temperature, or that activates a device when the temperature reaches a certain point. The thermostat of your home’s system is the brain of the furnace and air conditioner operation, when not taken care of or adequately installed the communication between the thermostat and your heating and air system can suffer. Learn how your thermostat can affect your AC’s performance.
  • What happens when you delay AC Repairs? You do not want the answer to that question in the heat of a Missouri summer. A well-maintained air conditioning system can make a substantial difference between having a happy home filled with fresh air and an upset home that can trigger allergies and spread outdoor pollutants everywhere.
  • The HVAC system circulates throughout your home; it goes above and beyond temperature control. The HVAC system also works to make your home comfortable by controlling moisture levels; this is especially important for us in southwest Missouri communities like Springfield and Mt Vernon during the heat of the summer. Learn about the importance of maintenance on your AC drain line system.
  • How much do you know about your AC? Are you operating off what your dad told you decades ago? Even if your dad knew what he was talking about then, air conditioning technology has changed a lot over the years. We dispel the most common air conditioner myths.

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