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Air Conditioning Installation Services

AC Replacement and Installation Services in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Other Areas

Picking the correct air conditioning system for your home is no simple task. You have to consider the size of your home, how often you need cooling and the use of the AC unit you need.

Our professionals try to make the process convenient and stress free with our variety of air conditioning unit options and our expert advice. We offer comprehensive air conditioning installation services for homes in areas of Wisconsin including Eau Claire, Hudson, Altoona, Menomonie, River Falls, and Lake Hallie. To learn more about getting an AC installation, call us at (715) 283-4422 today! Want to build a system online? CLICK HERE to use our online furnace and AC system builder.

Air Conditioning Installation FAQs

What is considered old for an air conditioner?

An air conditioner is generally considered old if it's around 10 to 15 years or older. As AC units age, their efficiency can decrease, leading to higher energy bills and more frequent repairs. Modern advancements in technology and energy efficiency have led to more efficient AC systems, making older units less cost-effective to operate. Considering replacement around this age range might be beneficial to improve efficiency, lower energy costs, and ensure reliable cooling during hot months.

How long does it take to install a new air conditioner?

The complexity of the installation, the type of AC unit, and the level of the installation team's skill all affect how long it takes to install a new air conditioner. A simple installation can typically take between 4 and 8 hours. However, more complex installations or additional modifications to the existing HVAC system can extend the time to a day or more. Proper installation is essential for optimal performance, so it's crucial to allow enough time for a thorough and accurate installation process.

Can I install my own HVAC?

Installing a new air conditioner yourself is possible, but it's essential to consider several factors. DIY installation requires a good understanding of electrical systems, knowledge of local building codes, and the ability to handle refrigerant properly, which typically requires certification. While self-installation can save on labor costs, improper installation can lead to inefficiency, increased energy costs, and potentially void the warranty. For central air systems, professional installation is recommended to ensure safety, efficiency, and compliance with regulations. Always weigh the benefits against the risks and complexities involved.

How can I prepare my home for AC installation?

To prepare your home for AC installation, follow these steps:

  • Clear the Work Area: Ensure the installation site and path to it are clear of furniture and debris.
  • Check Electrical Connections: Verify that your home’s electrical system can handle the new AC unit.
  • Secure Pets: Keep pets in a separate area to ensure their safety and to not hinder the installation process.
  • Cover Furniture: Protect furniture and interiors from dust and debris.
  • Access: Ensure easy access to the attic, basement, or crawl space if needed.
  • Communicate: Discuss any specific requirements or concerns with the installers beforehand.

A new AC unit can be expensive, but has many benefits such as more efficient cooling and lower energy and repair costs.

When to Get Your Air Conditioner Replaced

It can be difficult to know when you should have your air conditioner replaced. A few signs it may be time to have your air conditioner replaced include:

  • Your air conditioner is over 10 years old.
  • Your air conditioner requires frequent and expensive repairs.
  • Your air conditioner does not cool effectively.

Another sign it may be time to have your air conditioner replaced is if you have noticed a drastic spike in your monthly energy bill. As your air conditioner becomes older and less effective, it can cost more to run.

Central AC Unit Versus Ductless Systems

Traditionally, most homes have a central air conditioning unit rather than a ductless system. Both of the air conditioning systems have their pros and cons. Central AC systems generally cost less to install initially, whereas ductless systems can be more expensive to install. However, if your ductwork needs to be replaced with your air conditioning system, it can be cheaper to have a ductless system installed. Central AC units can also be less efficient than ductless systems, since ductless systems are able to save more energy by cooling the rooms you use the most.

What Size AC Unit You Will Need For Your Home

To figure out what size air conditioner you need for your home, you should consider the following:

  • How many square feet and levels your home has.
  • How many windows and glass doors your home has.
  • How well your home is insulated.
  • The climate of the area you live in.

Fortunately, you do not have to do this process alone. At Hurlburt Heating, AC & Plumbing, we will let you know our recommendation when we give you an estimate on an AC installation. To find out more about getting an AC unit installed, contact us today.

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Julie Heintz
Julie Heintz
02:56 24 Jul 24
My service technician who was doing my AC check and clean was Trevor Pollitt who was very professional and answered my questions. I had a concern with my new furnace that was installed last fall, regarding it being a bit louder than my old HVAC system was. He took the time to listen and addressed my concerns and my issue was resolved. I am very pleased with the service I received today.
Jim Erickson
Jim Erickson
18:47 23 Jul 24
Colten did a nice job of checking furnace and air conditioning. Cooper and Daman liked him too!
erick son
erick son
16:14 23 Jul 24
Nate was very knowledgeable about his work.Looked at what I needed done and had it fixed in half the time I thought it would take.Left it so clean you couldn't even tell they were here.Have used Hurlburt quite a few times and always happy with their work.
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