Switching to Central Air: FAQs

Whether you already have a central air system or want to invest in one, knowing enough about it is crucial. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions about these units to help you make informed decisions.

Is Switching to Central Air Conditioning Viable If You Don’t Have Ductwork?

You can switch to central AC with or without ductwork. You have two options for your home — adding ductwork or choosing an alternative, like a ductless mini split air system. Either way, you can set up central AC by adding the right components to your house.

With that said, ductless central air is not usually as efficient as a traditional split unit. You can ask an HVAC technician to discuss the best option for your home and budget.

Does Switching to Central AC Increase My Home’s Value?

Switching to a central AC system can increase your home’s value and appeal to buyers. The amount your house’s value can increase will vary, but many people see a few thousand dollars more when selling. We recommend only installing this AC type if you don’t plan to sell your home immediately to maximize your investment.

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Central Air Conditioner?

A central air conditioner can last between 10 and 20 years if you maintain it properly and replace parts as necessary.

How Do You Maintain Your Central Air After Installation?

You should schedule maintenance on your central AC system at least once a year, preferably in the spring. Check and clean parts of your AC between professional visits to keep it in good shape and replace the filters every 90 days.

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Central AC?

Here are some of the most common signs that indicate it’s time to replace your AC system:

  • The unit no longer meets your needs.
  • Your system is over 10 to 20 years old.
  • You refill the refrigerant more often than before.
  • Your energy costs to run it are much higher.
  • Repair costs are higher than the price of a new unit.

Start Upgrading Your Central Air Unit With Bruni & Campisi

Whether you want to install a central air conditioner for the first time or need to replace your existing one, Bruni & Campisi is here to help. We offer flat-fee pricing with no hidden costs, a one-year labor warranty and 24/7 emergency support. You can trust our licensed and insured technicians to help you when needed.

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