Air Conditioning Replacement in Falls Church, VA
Your air conditioner works hard to keep your home cool all summer long. After many seasons of dependable service, this might be the year when you choose to replace it. For help finding and installing the perfect replacement air conditioner for your home and family, turn to C.B. Lucas. We have proudly served Prince William and Fairfax counties for over 40 years.
AC Replacement Services
Installing a replacement air conditioner isn’t as simple as finding the updated model of your existing system. Your needs might have changed, or your unit might not have been properly selected in the first place.
C.B. Lucas provides dependable, thorough AC replacement services, including help with choosing a brand, deciding on a SEER rating, sizing the unit, and installing it for maximum performance. We install high-efficiency cooling equipment from Trane, Lennox, Carrier, and other brands to ensure we meet your needs.
Benefits of Replacing Your AC Unit
Despite the price, homeowners in Northern Virginia can actually benefit from air conditioning replacement, as it can help cut down energy costs and make the home feel more comfortable. The following are the benefits of replacing an old air conditioner:
- Influences a home’s resale value
- Various warranty options
- Reduces a home’s environmental footprint
- Longer lasting
- More efficient
Types of Cooling Systems
Many types of air conditioners are available, and we install them all.
- Central air conditioners provide whole-house cooling.
- Heat pumps look and work like air conditioners in the summer, but a reversing switch allows them to heat your home in the winter as well.
- Ductless mini-splits allow you to cool your home without ductwork.
Knowing When To Replace Your Air Conditioner
Is it time to replace your AC unit? It can be difficult to know for sure, but the answer could be “yes” if any of the following applies:
- Your system is over 10 years old: At this age, it might not be cost-effective to continue pouring money into repairs.
- A repair estimate is too high: As a rule of thumb, it’s wise to replace your air conditioner if a repair is more than 50% of the cost to buy a new unit.
- Comfort problems run rampant: If you struggle with rooms of uneven temperatures or a muggy interior on the most humid days, you might have better results with a new AC unit that offers advanced cooling technology.
- Your utility bills are on the rise: Even if your air conditioner is still running adequately, you might choose to upgrade to a more efficient model to lower your cooling costs.
If you choose to replace your air conditioner, you can expect improved home comfort, lower energy bills, and quiet, dependable performance.
Trust C.B. Lucas for AC Replacement in Northern Virginia
Our company operates with honesty and integrity at all times. If your air conditioner is acting up, let us know, and a licensed, insured, NATE-certified technician will take a look. We’ll diagnose the problem, provide a repair estimate, and offer our professional advice about whether it’s time for an AC replacement. However, we will never pressure you to replace your air conditioner if a repair is a feasible option.
If you opt for a replacement, we’ll make sure you don’t stress about the cost by providing flexible financing options. We want to help every homeowner afford a cool, comfortable home during the hot and humid Northern Virginia summers. Also, rest assured that all of our cooling products carry a minimum warranty of one year, though many of our top-of-the-line units have warranties lasting up to 12 years.
To learn more about our services, or to request an appointment, please contact C.B. Lucas at (703) 590-3700(703) 590-3700. We’re committed to providing friendly assistance and cost-effective AC replacements to our customers in Prince William and Fairfax counties.
We offer air conditioning replacement services in:
Fairfax, Franklin Farm, Oakton, Tysons, Reston, McLean, Burke, Dale City, Lake Ridge, Linton Hall, Arlington, and Alexandria
Air Conditioner Replacement FAQs
When is it better to replace my AC rather than repair it?
It isn’t always rational to repair your unit in lieu of an eventual replacement. The common rule of thumb dictates that if your AC’s age multiplied by its repair costs equals over $5,000, a replacement is more cost-effective. However, you should also factor energy efficiency into the bargain. A new ENERGY STAR® rated unit can save you hundreds of dollars every year.
What size air conditioner do I need?
Generally, you need a ton of AC for every square foot of space it’s intended to cool. You can also choose your AC size according to its British thermal units and the square footage of the space it’s intended to cool. Simply multiply your square footage by 25 BTUs to arrive at the required size. You need about 21,000 BTUs for every 1,000 square feet.
How can I make my AC unit last longer?
A clean, cool air conditioner lasts longer, so your day-to-day replenishments and cleanings can extend its life span exponentially. An annual or biannual preventative maintenance strategy is the single most effective way to extend your AC’s life.