Residential and Commercial HVAC Houston

Is It Worth Replacing the AC Unit

Is It Worth Replacing the AC Unit

Our HVAC technicians are dedicated to providing regular maintenance and air conditioning unit replacements to ensure the best heating and cooling options for our clients. Maintaining your AC will increase the life expectancy and keep energy costs low, to save money for you.



The older your air conditioner is, especially if it’s more than 10 years old, the sooner you should consider replacing the equipment. An older system may frequently break down, and over time, the manufacturer might discontinue certain mechanical parts. Not being able to replace broken parts would be a key sign it’s time to replace your air conditioner.

Here are a few other indicators to look for:

Increased energy bills: AC systems can lose efficiency over time and older units may use more electricity than they did when they were new. You may notice an increase in your energy bills as your AC unit becomes less efficient. Damage to the unit, such as a leak, could also cause the unit to work overtime to cool your home, which could raise your bill. Either way, expensive bills may be a good reason to purchase a new unit.

Low SEER rating: While a low SEER rating doesn’t always indicate inefficiency, you may want to consider an upgrade if your unit scores lower than the minimum standard rating of 13. A SEER rating measures the energy efficiency of air conditioning units.The minimum rating will increase in 2023, putting older units even further below standard.

Freon use: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency phased out the use of R22, or freon, in air conditioners in 2020. If your AC unit runs on freon, start shopping for a replacement. You may not be able to access freon when your unit needs a repair.

Consult with a licensed HVAC professional to inspect your AC unit and diagnose the issues.

High repair costs: As your air conditioner ages, the unit may need repairs more often. If you feel that you’re putting too much time and money into frequent repairs, you may want to consider investing in a new unit. We’ll discuss the “$5,000 rule” in a later section.

AC replacement cost

The cost to replace an AC unit would include the price of the unit plus installation fees. As mentioned earlier, the total cost could range from $5,800 to $14,000. However, many variables would impact your final price, including but not limited to:

  • Your location
  • The difficulty of the installation
  • The size of your home
  • Potential ductwork modifications
  • Necessary electrical upgrades

HVAC manufacturers or dealers may offer special discounts or rebates to customers. For example, you can check out Trane’s current deals to see how much you could save. Meet with an HVAC professional to learn more information.


Financing A New Air Conditioner Near Houston, TX

When your air conditioner is unable to control the climate of your space you can be left with a new set of issues, all the way from warped wood to mold, your issue can become expensive quickly. At Autumn Mechanical, we offer our clients financing options that help them get the services they need when they need them. Take advantage of special financing options available with approved credit when you purchase qualifying Trane equipment through Wells Fargo. Financing is provided with approved credit by Wells Fargo National Bank, an equal housing lender. If you have any questions about the financing options we offer to the community of Conroe, contact us today!


Affordable HVAC Services Near Houston, Texas

Autumn Mechanical — formerly Autumn Air delivers a single-point resource for mechanical contracting and service. Based in Spring, TX, Autumn Mechanical specializes in HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration services. Serving customers in Houston, Dallas, and surrounding areas, our professional technicians serve with expertise and integrity.

With over 30 years of experience in the air conditioning and heating business, the team at Autumn Mechanical has built a trusted reputation throughout the communities of Houston. Our air conditioning services include but are not limited to, residential/commercial AC and heating, repair, service, installation, maintenance, and heat pump equipment repair.

Whenever you are looking for high-quality air conditioning and heating services at a day affordable price, we can help! We service and replace both commercial and residential HVAC systems in order to bring you the ultimate climate control. Autumn Mechanical proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including Briarpark, Midtown, Sugar Land, Cypress, Pearland, The West University Place, The Heights, Spring, Willowbrook, Houston, Spring Branch, and The Woodlands. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today to find out what we can do for your home or business.


Autumn Mechanical
18812 Tomato St.
Spring, TX 77379
(713) 864-8368
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