Des Moines HVAC Services - AC Replacement

Iowa summers can be harsh, and many families rely on air conditioning to keep comfortable. However, AC replacement is a major decision. The choice you make now will likely remain in place for the next 10 to 15 years. Whether you’re installing an air conditioner for the first time or replacing an existing cooling unit, there’s much to consider.

The HVAC experts at Greens Appliance, Heating & Cooling are adept at guiding you through the process of selecting the most suitable air conditioning system. Our team can assess your home’s cooling requirements and help you choose an air conditioner that fits your budget. We serve Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Schedule online or call our staff to commence the process of replacing your air conditioner.

Common Signs Your AC Isn’t Working 

Summers in Iowa can be unforgiving, and when your air conditioning system starts acting up, frustration can quickly set in. We understand the exasperation of dealing with a malfunctioning AC, especially when you rely on it for comfort during scorching days. Keep an eye out for a few telltale signs that your air conditioning system might be struggling:

  • Unexplained increase in your electricity bills
  • Leaks around AC unit
  • Foul smells coming from your AC unit
  • Loud noises coming from your AC such as grinding, hissing, grating, etc
  • Poor airflow
  • Excessive humidity
  • Hot air flowing from your unit

When you experience these signs, it’s time to call for repair! However, even with these signs it may be time for a full replacement vs a repair. We’ll explain when it’s best to opt for AC replacement. 

Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Making decisions about your AC system can be a real puzzle, especially when you’re faced with the dilemma of whether to repair or replace it. At Greens Appliance, Heating & Cooling, we understand that this choice can be overwhelming. Our professionals will take into account your specific situation. Different factors impact the decision to replace your current system, such as the age of the system, the extent of repairs needed, and the energy savings of a new unit. We’ll work closely with you to understand your preferences and budget constraints, ensuring you make an informed choice that aligns with your needs.

In general, if your AC is relatively new and the issues are fixable, opting for repairs might be the right choice. However, if you’ve been frequently dealing with repairs, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to invest in a new, efficient system. We also recommend following the $5,000 rule. This is where you multiply the age of the unit by the repair cost. If that number exceeds $5,000, then it’s probably best to replace the unit. 

With Greens Appliance, Heating & Cooling by your side, the decision-making process becomes a breeze. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons of repairing versus replacing and provide transparent guidance that’s tailored to your circumstances. Serving Des Moines and nearby areas, our commitment is to your comfort and satisfaction. Schedule a consultation with us today!

Choosing the Right AC

Before starting the search for a new air conditioner, it’s crucial to consider a few factors that can influence the choice of the best AC unit.

What size air conditioner do you need?

An air conditioner that’s too small or too large will not function efficiently, leading to increased energy costs. The optimal type of AC unit can be identified with the help of a service technician. Our technicians are skilled in determining the type of AC unit that suits your needs.

Are air conditioners energy efficient?

The ideal air conditioning unit maintains a comfortable temperature while also being energy-efficient. Some models boast SEER ratings as high as 20. However, a higher SEER rating often implies a higher unit price. Consider what fits within your budget and meets your cooling needs.

Do air conditioners require ductwork?

If your home lacks existing ductwork, don’t worry. Ductless AC units are available if installing new ductwork isn’t in your budget or isn’t your preferred choice. The best type of AC unit for a home without ductwork would be a ductless air conditioner, unless you decide to install ductwork, in which case other options become viable.

Air Conditioner Installation

Once you’ve decided to install a new AC unit, our skilled cooling specialists can streamline the process. Starting by removing and disposing of the existing air conditioner, our technicians then proceed with the new installation. The duration of the installation varies based on the chosen unit and the presence of existing features like ductwork or an air handler. If your new system requires these features and they are not currently installed, our technicians will guide you through the entire process, ensuring your new AC system is up and running smoothly.

Before settling on a new unit, consult with your air conditioning contractor about any potential changes. Switching models may necessitate upgrades, duct repairs, or other modifications to support the new system.

Contact the air conditioning specialists at Greens Appliance, Heating and Cooling today to arrange the installation of your replacement air conditioning system in the Des Moines area.

Air Conditioner Installation Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to replace my ductwork to replace my air conditioner?

It is not required to replace your ductwork when replacing your air conditioner. However, it is recommended to do so in order to ensure the best performance of your new unit. Typically, ductwork is replaced every 30 years while AC units are replaced every 15 or so years. By replacing both at the same time you are ensuring fewer breakdowns, increased energy efficiency, and improved air quality. 

What is the average life expectancy of an AC system?

The average lifespan of an AC system is around 10 to 15 years. This all depends on the make and model, how much you use the AC, your home’s insulation, and the climate you live in. 

Can I install my own air conditioner?

While it’s possible to install your own air conditioner, it is not recommended. There are specialized skills and knowledge needed to properly install the correct AC unit for your home. Trying to handle it on your own may ultimately be more expensive than if you had hired a professional from the start, not to mention the potential risk of injuring yourself. 

Do I have to replace both my indoor and outdoor AC unit?

You’ll likely have to replace both your indoor and outdoor AC unit at the same time. It is crucial to ensure that both the indoor and outdoor coils are compatible and that you comply with the most recent energy efficiency and environmental regulations in your region. 


HVAC Emergency?

The Air Conditioning Replacement Experts at Greens Appliance, Heating & Cooling are ready to help! Call or easily schedule online, today.

Having trouble keeping cool?

Call (515) 532-7974 today for more information, or schedule your service appointment online!

Financing Options Available

At Greens, we understand how important a functioning HVAC system is for your home. This is why we offer flexible financing options to help you take care of your new HVAC purchase, so you can get back to taking care of what matters most to you.

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