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Author: laura | October 4, 2016

When to Get a New Air Conditioner?

Milwaukee AC Installation Specialists Answer the Big Question: “When Should I Replace my AC?”

Our New Berlin AC Technicians hear it all the time: “When should I replace my AC?” We understand AC replacement is nothing that anyone wants to think about, it’s an out of sight out of mind issue. However, with the extreme temperatures of summer in Wisconsin, it’s better to be prepared for such an expense by recognizing the warning signs.

Read below as Capital Heating & Cooling’s AC replacement experts answer the ever-popular question “When should I have my AC replaced?”

Aging AC Equipment

The general rule of thumb is if your system is 10+ years it’s time to consider replacement. Cooling systems that are older than 10 years are far more susceptible AC Repair Whitefish Bay, WIto breaking down during the dead of summer when they’re forced to work overtime. As AC equipment ages the parts including wiring can deteriorate and all together.

Climbing Energy Bills

If your AC doesn’t seem to be running as efficient as it used to or if you’re noticing a steady (or sudden) increase in your utility bills, your AC probably lost the gusto behind its efficiency. Older units in general were terrible about efficiency, however today the air conditioning systems available and far more energy efficient and can save you money on your monthly energy bills because they costs less money to operate compared to the older inefficient equipment. The initial investment in a high efficient air conditioning system or geothermal cooling system will cost more than a single stage air conditioning unit, but they can pay for themselves in just a few years.  In fact, a newer energy efficient air conditioner can save you as much as 20%-40% on your energy bills! Year after year this translates to significant savings, making the initial investment well worth it!

Frequent AC Repairs

As your cooling system ages, you’ll probably notice more frequent repairs including major parts like the motor or air handler. When the repair costs are mounting, or you’re facing a very expensive repair, a repair verses replacement calculation should be performed.  Bottom line is if your air conditioning system constantly needs repairs or if the cost of AC repair is a third or more of a new unit, it’s time to replace the old one.

Now that you know the warning signs, it’s time to decide if you want to take your chances and wait until your air conditioner completely breaks down before looking into AC replacement costs.  Or, if you want to avoid the hassle, discomfort and costs associated with an older cooling system by contacting Capital Heating & Cooling to discuss your AC replacement options.

Schedule a free AC replacement consultation with our New Berlin AC experts.


How to Choose the Right AC System for Your Home

If the above AC replacement warning signs sound familiar, the next step is choosing an HVAC company to help you decide what type of cooling system is best for your home.  When choosing an air conditioning installation company, it’s imperative you hire an HVAC company with experience in home cooling systems.  Capital Heating & Cooling specializes in residential air conditioning systems and New Berlin HVAC technicians are experienced in installing all types of AC equipment even against the toughest circumstances.

The right air conditioning system makes the world of difference when it comes to reducing your energy bills, maximizing comfort and good indoor air quality. We understand choosing a new air conditioning system can be confusing that’s why our  Waukesha AC installation team guides you through conversations about types of cooling systems, benefits of high efficient AC equipment, AC installation costs and other whole-home solutions that can work in tandem with your air conditioning system.  Our knowledgeable HVAC team uses a consultative approach to help you identify the best cooling solution for your home’s layout and your budget considering things such as:


We all know summers in Wisconsin can be hot, sticky, sweaty and muggy. The right HVAC system will not only keep you cool, it will address the humidity levels in your region which is critical to help prevent mold in your home. Variable speed AC systems with whole-home humidifiers help remove excess moisture which can build up and cause major short-term and long-term problems in your home.

Size of Your Home

Our HVAC experts perform a manual load calculation to properly determine what size AC equipment is best to cool your home. Improperly sized equipment will cause problems for you like cycling on and off, or constantly running but never reaching the desired temperature. Your home’s layout matters too: single story homes, multi-level homes, open concept, or structured and sectioned, all cooling systems do not work the same for varying home layouts. It’s important to speak with one of our experienced home comfort consultants to determine which system will work most efficiently for your home.

Duct Work

If there are areas in your home that don’t have duct work, you may want to consider installing ductless AC equipment to isolate cooling temperatures for those areas. Our HVAC installers can easily accommodate duct work installation as well.  A Capital Heating & Cooling comfort consultant will help you design a an air conditioning system that’s custom tailored to your home.

Your Budget

When making important home purchases, money is always a factor. Fortunately, whatever your budget is, Capital Heating & Cooling in New Berlin can help you find the best and most cost-effective system for your home. We offer a huge selection of high quality HVAC products from the industry’s most trusted brands. Whether you’re looking for a new AC system manufactured by industry innovators or value leaders, or you just need something that’s middle of-the-road reliable, we’ve got you covered. Importantly, our HVAC financing ensures you’ll never have to sacrifice quality due to cost.


We have a wide range of energy efficient AC models to choose. Typically high efficient air conditioning installation costs are higher than single stage cooling systems, however high efficient HVAC equipment means lower monthly energy bills.

HVAC Rebates, Incentives and Tax Credits

Energy efficient AC systems are always a wise choice. Along with a laundry list of benefits like the monthly energy savings, they often are eligible for various rebates, incentives and tax credits!

Our Milwaukee area heating and cooling company offers a wide selection of cooling systems from an array of highly reputable manufacturers. You can always depend on Capital Heating & Cooling to provide the highest-quality AC installation service backed by the best HVAC guarantees. Our New Berlin HVAC company is dedicated to providing 100% customer satisfaction, and up to a 10 year installation warranty on every local HVAC installation we perform, which is why we offer a money-back guarantee.

Contact our Wauwatosa AC replacement contractors to schedule an appointment.

When It Is Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

What to Expect During your AC Replacement Consultation from Capital Heating & Cooling

If you’ve decided it’s time to consider AC replacement, the first step is to contact our New Berlin HVAC company for a free in-home consultation with an home air conditioning expert.  When our New Berlin HVAC experts arrive we’ll assess a variety of factors, including air flow, energy efficiency, age, failing components and overall performance. Depending on your budget and the condition of your current unit we may advise AC repair service over a full AC replacement. If a full AC replacement is the recommendation, our comfort consultants use a consultative approach to provide a custom designed cooling conditioning system that meets your needs.

Some are scared of the costs and put it off till the last minute, but the truth is by working with a professional HVAC company that is familiar with available tax credits for energy efficient upgrades, many have found that replacing that old AC unit is not as costly as they thought.

HVAC Financing Makes Air Conditioning Replacement Costs Affordable

Capital Heating & Cooling in New Berlin understands money is a factor when it comes to a new air conditioning system. With our flexible HVAC financing options, you’ll never have to sacrifice quality due to costs.  Financing  options help make your HVAC investment more affordable by spreading the payments out over time.

Contact our New Berlin AC experts to learn more about AC Installation financing.

The Heating & Air Conditioning Company Milwaukee Trusts

Whether you’re looking to upgrade to a newer high efficient air conditioning system, replace your old system or perhaps consider a new type of cooling system like  geothermal cooling or a ductless cooling system, Capital Heating & Cooling can help. Our HVAC specialists work with you to find the best and most cost-efficient home cooling system for you. With 100% satisfaction guaranteed you know you’re getting the very best air conditioning installation.
Don’t forget to check out our current AC specials for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties. Whether you need local AC repair, AC maintenance or a complete central air installation, we’ve got the AC deals to keep you feeling cool as a cucumber.

Contact our Milwaukee HVAC company today to receive a free in-home consultation to discuss which AC system is right for you.


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