Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does AC Service Cost?
The cost of your AC repair or installation depends on many factors that are rarely, if ever, the same. Because we need to do an onsite assessment, we cannot provide quotes over the phone. Call us and we’ll get you scheduled to get a quote in the Dundee and Monroe area.
How Long Will My AC Unit Last?
While the lifespan of a new AC unit varies based on make and model, most will last between 10 and 15 years. Some systems not subject to heavy, constant use can last over 20 years if properly maintained. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should wait for it to break. Old units are often inefficient and expensive to repair. Being proactive about AC replacement is a great way to save money on your utility bills.
Is There Anything I Should Check Prior to Calling?
Before contacting American Heating & Cooling for furnace repair in the Monroe area, go through the basics. Make sure you don’t have a dead thermostat or a tripped breaker. Then, put in a new air filter and make sure you have the system set correctly. If none of these things are to blame, reach out to us for a furnace diagnostics check.
How Do I Know if My Furnace is Under Warranty
You'll want to start by finding out when your unit was produced. There's usually a visible production plate on the machine—the placement of it varies by brand and model. Once you have that, look up the manufacturer's warranty and see if yours falls within eligible dates. Note that some HVAC companies offer their own no-lemon and installation guarantees that go beyond what the factory offers.
How Often Should I Check My Air Filters?
You'd be amazed how many HVAC problems are caused by someone forgetting to change their air filter. If you use a 1-inch disposable filter, we suggest replacing those monthly. For people with a 4-inch media filter, two changes a year is often enough.
My Air Conditioning Bills are High. Is There Something I Can Do?
Aside from replacing your air conditioner with a more efficient one, you can try installing blackout curtains, replacing old insulation, and sealing windows. Installing a whole-house or ceiling fan can also help reduce sticker shock. If you live in the Bedford area, we’re happy to provide a home performance evaluation.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Furnace?
A typical furnace replacement costs between $2000 and $4500. This number applies to an average-sized home. Though this may be steep, many HVAC companies offer discounts if you replace the AC unit at the same time. The cost of the equipment varies by brand, efficiency, equipped technology, and unit size.
How Long Does Furnace Replacement Take?
A new furnace installation will take a skilled contractor between four and six hours. If you’re also replacing or installing an AC unit, the amount of time needed doubles. Most installations can be turned around the same day. If major rerouting of plumbing or electrical is required, this time frame can be extended to days or a week.