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Air Conditioning Replacement And Installation

Air conditioners and heaters are some of the greatest inventions ever—but like everything else, even the best and most adequately maintained HVAC system won’t last forever. When your air conditioning system starts to show its age, you may notice issues like:

  • Rising energy costs and spikes in your energy bill
  • Unusual noises from the system when it turns on or off, or during operation
  • Abnormal variances in indoor air temperature
  • Decreased seasonal energy efficiency
  • Increased dust and dirt in your home
  • Decreased indoor air quality

When your air conditioning system age starts to show or you see these warning signs its time to replace has come, call Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC for replacement installation you can trust!

ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC IS YOUR SOURCE FOR AIR CONDITIONING REPLACEMENT AND INSTALLATION DONE RIGHT.

Looking for old-school central air conditioning units or the latest-generation ductless mini-split systems with top seasonal energy efficiency and SEER ratings? Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC can plan and implement an installation for a single air conditioning unit or a complete overhaul of your entire HVAC system. Some of our services include:

  • Air conditioner installations
  • Air conditioner replacement
  • General HVAC
  • Air handler installation
  • Central air conditioning maintenance
  • Installation of condensate pumps
  • Electric and gas furnace repair
  • Electric and gas furnace replacement
  • HVAC unit replacement
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Replacement condensate pumps
  • And much more!

AIR CONDITIONER INSTALLATION EXPERTS

Whether you need essential air conditioning maintenance or your HVAC system just failed in the middle of freezing weather, you deserve the best possible service—and that’s precisely what Ultimate Plumbing & Repair offers!

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WE’RE YOUR LOCAL MOORESVILLE HVAC CONTRACTOR WITH THE CAPABILITY TO REPAIR OR REPLACE JUST ABOUT ANY HEATING AND AC SYSTEMS OR COMPONENTS.

We’re proud to offer the best air conditioning replacement and installation options around. In addition, we can bring your cooling and heating systems back online with reduced utility bills and industry-leading warranties backed by some of the best-known and most respected names in air conditioning and climate control.

BUT IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT GIVING YOU THE BEST CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEATING SYSTEMS.

Our experienced, knowledgeable, friendly technicians understand how important properly functioning HVAC is for a clean, healthy, safe environment for you and those you care about.

WE ALSO KNOW HOW DAUNTING THE TASK OF REPLACING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AND THE PROSPECT OF COVERING THE REPLACEMENT COSTS CAN BE.

That’s why we work hard to keep your HVAC installation costs lower, whether we’re replacing your AC by itself or retrofitting an entire system to give you better results that you can rely on for year-round comfort for years to come. In addition, we provide free, no-obligation in-home estimate visits, and we’re happy to work with your home warranty provider or homeowner’s insurance carrier to minimize additional out-of-pocket expenses. And it’s all backed by the Ultimate brand, so you know no matter what the weather and your heating and conditioning are doing, you’ll get the best possible AC replacement and installation around at a fair price!

CALL ULTIMATE PLUMBING & HVAC AT (704) 892-5843 FOR ALL YOUR AIR CONDITIONER INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT NEEDS—AND MUCH MORE!

We know you have a choice of HVAC contractors for all your AC replacements and HVAC maintenance needs, and we work harder to earn your business. Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC carries a current North Carolina contractor license and is fully insured and bonded.

OUR CERTIFIED, EXPERIENCED HVAC TECHNICIANS WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO MAKE THE SHOPPING AND HVAC INSTALLATION PROCESS AS FAST, EASY, AND CONVENIENT AS POSSIBLE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, SO YOU’LL LOVE YOUR NEW AIR CONDITIONER!

And we never upsell or present options that aren’t necessary to get your existing system running and the air moving in your home again. Doing these things ensures you can look forward to an air conditioning system that will continue providing good, reliable service no matter what the weather does for years to come.

Call Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC at (704) 892-5843 or click the “Contact” button at the top of the page to schedule your free in-home estimate today. To find out more about how Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC can help with your air conditioning replacement and installation for less money than you might expect, keep reading for our answers to FAQs from people just like you!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AIR CONDITIONING REPLACEMENT AND INSTALLATION

Ultimate Plumbing & Repair is your source for HVAC replacement, maintenance tips, and straight talk about all things related to your home’s plumbing and air conditioning systems!

Air Conditioner Installation

QUESTION: CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH IT TYPICALLY COSTS TO HAVE MY AIR CONDITIONING REPLACED? –JANINE, NC

Answer: If there’s one thing any reputable HVAC technician can tell you, it’s that there’s no such thing as “typical.” A single window-mounted unit could potentially be replaced for as little as a couple of hundred dollars.

HOWEVER, IF YOU BUY AN ENTIRE SYSTEM TO IMPROVE AIRFLOW AND STAY COMPLIANT WITH THE LATEST FDA REFRIGERANT REQUIREMENTS, YOU COULD BE LOOKING AT SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS.

Depending on where the control unit for your system is located and whether your home and ducts need retrofitting for the new system, this could increase your installation cost significantly as well. Because there are so many factors involved in determining the price of a new installation, there’s not a definitive guide. It’s best to contact Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC and have us do a free in-home evaluation of your current system to see the best options for your budget, situation, and air conditioning needs. We can give you a much more accurate estimate and far better service based on that information!

QUESTION: IS IT HARD TO DIY AN AIR CONDITIONER REPLACEMENT? –JAKE, NC

Answer: Depending on the system and type of air conditioner you use and the kind of system you want to change to, it might be simple but not easy; easy but not simple; or virtually impossible for a layperson.

WE NEVER RECOMMEND DIY HVAC REPAIRS, EVEN FOR SOMETHING LIKE DUCT CLEANING.

Someone who isn’t an active air conditioning technician will rarely have the appropriate tools, supplies, parts, and safety equipment to do the job right. Suppose you misjudge the system sizes you need, carry a number wrong on your power load calculation, or don’t have the right parts and assistance. In that case, you risk many possible things going wrong, from circuit breakers that pop too frequently to causing a fire to severe property damage, injury, or even death.

ALSO, IF YOU TRY TO INSTALL YOUR NEW AC SYSTEM YOURSELF AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG, IT MAY VOID BOTH THE EQUIPMENT WARRANTY AND THE HOME WARRANTY.

Even your homeowner’s insurance policy probably won’t pay for any damages arising from a botched installation by unauthorized or improperly trained personnel. Rather than get into that mess, it’s both easier and cheaper to contact professionals like Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC so you can relax knowing the job’s being done right the first time!

QUESTION: HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON MY AIR CONDITIONER INSTALLATION RIGHT AWAY? –MIRANDA, NC

Answer: This and related topics are some of the most popular questions HVAC contractors get, and there’s no shortage of articles about possible ways to save money on your AC installation. Many newer HVAC systems offer tax credits if the unit is above a certain SEER or EnergyStar rating. These credits are because the better these ratings are, the better they are for the environment and your home or business energy consumption. Additionally, many manufacturers tend to offer discounts, rebates, or incentives on specific units at certain times throughout the year. And of course, Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC provides financing on approved credit, helping open doors for customers who thought a new air conditioning system was outside their budget. While we can’t guarantee any specific customer will qualify for any given financing, rebates, or incentives, we will do everything we can to make your air conditioner replacement as cost-effective and easy on your budget, schedule, and nerves as we possibly can!

QUESTION: WHAT’S A SEER RATING, AND WHY DOES IT MATTER WHEN SHOPPING FOR NEW AC UNITS? –LINCOLNTON, NC

Answer: SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating” and runs on a scale from 10-24.

MOST PEOPLE FIND IT EASIEST TO PICTURE A SEER NUMBER FOR YOUR AIR CONDITIONING REPLACEMENT THE SAME WAY YOU DO MPG FOR YOUR CAR, AND THIS IS AN EXCELLENT ANALOGY BECAUSE THEY WORK THE SAME WAY.

The higher your HVAC unit’s SEER rating, the lower you can expect your annual heating and cooling costs to be and vice versa. Of course, the efficiency also varies depending on the system sizes involved and whether we have inordinately mild or extreme weather during a given season. Many government programs offer tax credits for going with a higher-SEER system, which means your system could immediately start to pay for itself!

QUESTION: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO A NEW AIR CONDITIONER REPLACEMENT? –JENEVA, NC

Answer: As with many things involving HVAC installations, it depends on several factors. For example, if you’re transitioning from an old-style swamp cooler to a high-efficiency, high-SEER ductless mini-split system, it could be done in a few hours, not including the time to dismantle and remove the swamp cooler. However, if you’re changing from window units to central air, this could take several days or longer depending on whether ductwork has to be added to the home and other variables. The best way to find out for sure is to contact Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC for a free in-home estimate. Then, we can work with your budget and schedule to find the perfect system that offers the right balance of savings, smooth running, and efficient installation for your climate control needs!

Question: How do I choose the best AC units to buy for my family’s needs when I need air conditioner replacement? –Bryson, Huntersville, NC

Answer: Making the right choice and getting the perfect air conditioners installed for your home or business can feel frustrating or even impossible, but you can actually pick the right HVAC installation and replacement with a little bit of legwork and some thought about the overall layout and construction of the building and the size and type of air conditioner unit you’ll need.

First, let’s look at the building construction.

A 10,000-sq.ft. office with standard 8’ ceilings will have a different heating and cooling profile and will require a different type of air conditioning unit installation than a 3,000-sq.ft. house with a higher 16’ ceiling throughout. This is especially true if the 10,000-sq.ft. space has an open floor plan, where the 3,000-sq.ft. house is a split-level. Seems obvious, right? But what if you’re talking about two 3,000-sq.ft. homes but one is an open-plan loft-style living space and the other is a conventional home? This means we need to do some math to determine the optimal size of the system installation you’ll need, and the layout and size of the air duct system. If your system requires retrofitting or adaptation to accommodate the new unit, that has to be taken into account as well.

Second, how do you know the new air installation will be enough?

As HVAC replacement of older units and systems brings in new air conditioning installation, the trend is toward replacing air conditioning units that are larger, louder, clunkier, tough on your energy bills, and hard to source parts for, with more compact high-efficiency units that offer more powerful fans and smart thermostat technology, ensure next-generation air purification to improve indoor air quality, and deliver tax credits while being easier on your utility bills. In many new construction NC home and office buildings, these latest-generation models from the most popular brand names come standard. However, AC replacement takes a little bit more than just saying, “I want that one,” and slapping it into place. You need to know the unit’s air volume capacity, SEER rating, and EnergyStar efficiency ratings to ensure you’re getting a good heating and cooling installation that can effectively control your home’s climate without being either overpowered and costing you unnecessary money on your electrical bill or underpowered and unequal to the task of keeping your home or business at a comfortable temperature year-round. Your expert HVAC installer will perform an inspection of your existing air conditioning service and help you find the right unit for your needs.

Third and finally, having the right AC installation service can make all the difference between a smooth, safe, effective air conditioner replacement and an expensive air conditioner repair you didn’t anticipate.

As we’ve stated elsewhere in these FAQs, an improper DIY air conditioner installation can put an unexpected drain on your electrical system and could void your home warranty, leading to higher installation costs than expected if you have to bring in HVAC professionals to correctly re-install an AC unit. In North Carolina, you need to get a contractor’s license and/or attend a special homeowners’ class before you attempt to do any home improvement projects, no matter how large or small, including trying to install or repair air conditioning on your own.

If you don’t do either of these things, you might find yourself in a situation where you’re subject to fines and forced to take out the unit until properly trained and certified air conditioner installers who can do the job properly can get in to work on the AC replacement.

Don’t risk it—call for professional air conditioner service and make sure the job’s done right the first time, every time!

Question: How do I pick the best AC repair service for my air conditioner replacement? –Franz, Denver, NC

Answer: This is one of the most common questions we receive, and it’s an important one. Before you book an HVAC repair company, there are a few things you should consider.

Do they have a North Carolina contractor’s license? Shady, fly-by-night, or scam “contractors” who advertise HVAC repair and installation often show up with what look like the right tools for the job, but they’ll take your money and vanish to “pick up a part from the shop”—never to be seen or heard from again!

A reputable air conditioning replacement service will be properly licensed, meaning they’ve submitted to an extensive background check and are certified, insured, and bonded against property damage and other losses.

How are their online reviews? Just because a company advertises that they can do AC service, air conditioner AC repair and installation, that doesn’t mean they’re up to the job. If they don’t follow instructions, exercise due care for their clients’ property and time, or don’t stay until the job is done, their customers will talk about it—and you should listen when you’re choosing the HVAC team you trust for all your AC service, repair, and installation needs.

What other services do they offer? If the contractor only offers air conditioning repair, this could be a red flag that they’re inexperienced or don’t know their business. Heater replacement, water line connection—a reputable HVAC company should be able to do a lot more than just replace AC units.

Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC offers a full suite of plumbing and climate control solutions, from having a tankless water heater or ice maker home installed in your kitchen to full-service repair air conditioning install AC and much more!

If you’re not sure if your air conditioning install service offers all these services, don’t hesitate—call Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC for an AC install, repair, or replacement you can trust!

Question: What cities does Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC serve? –Melissa, Charlotte, NC

Answer: Based in Mooresville, NC 28115, Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC is proud to serve the entire Charlotte metro area and beyond. Some of the cities, towns, and villages we serve include:

  • Cornelius
  • Davidson
  • Denver
  • Lake Norman
  • Mooresville
  • Sherrills Ford
  • Statesville
  • Troutman
  • And many more!

We offer the ability to schedule online, so you can set up your services for times and days that work for you and your busy life, as well as emergency service 24/7/365, so you can get your life back to normal fast. Be sure to ask about our financing options on our complete range of top-of-the-line AC units for homes, businesses, and industrial use too!

If you need regular air conditioning maintenance, a complete HVAC system overhaul, or plumbing services including emergency service please call Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC at (704) 741-3642 or click here to contact us through our website today!

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