Should I upgrade to central air in my old house?

Are you thinking about upgrading to central A/C? Read this first.

If you are thinking about installing a central A/C system in your home, there are a few things you should think about beforehand.



The first step to installing central air in your home is to have a contractor come out and evaluate your home. They will look at things such as existing or non-existing ductwork, how old your home is, and how big of a system you will need to cool your home efficiently. If your house doesn't have existing ductwork, you have options. You can either get ducts installed for a traditional split system or you can go with a ductless central cooling system.


After you have considered all of the components you will need to think about before starting, you will want to confirm the proper sizing. Sizing is important for the efficiency of your HVAC. You don’t want anything too small or too big. You will want to leave this part for the professionals to determine. Once the size is figured out, you can move on to how much it will cost.


Installing a new central A/C system can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The time it takes will depend on factors such as prep work that might need to be done, calculations, and physically installing the system.


Now the biggest concern for most is the cost. Upfront, it will cost around $3,500- $8,000 or more depending on the type of work you need to be done and the type of system that you get. Although the upfront cost can be pricey, it is less expensive long term. Installing a central A/C system will be more energy efficient, decreasing your monthly energy bills and increasing the value of your home.


Want to get started on installing a new central A/C system? Contact us today by calling 515-965-7272 or visit our website at 72degrees.com for more information.

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