Air Conditioning Replacement and Installation in Wales, WI

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Air conditioning systems don’t last forever. And when it comes time to replace your AC unit, Iron Fireman is the top choice for Southeastern Wisconsin residents. Even with regular maintenance, your cooling system will eventually become less efficient, repairs will become cost inefficient, and your unit may even experience a total breakdown. Iron Fireman’s experienced installation team will help you find the best solution for your home and budget with the most reputable brands available such as Rheem and UNICO.

Replace Your A/C With Trusted Cooling Brands

Iron Fireman only works with the top brands to bring you indoor comfort and peace of mind. We trust top brands like Rheem, UNICO, and AeroSeal to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long.

We install Rheem units for forced air systems because of their top-quality, innovative cooling solutions that are dependable and have the latest technology. Rheem has been producing a number of cooling solutions for over 100 years. They have multiple options for houses large or small.

Iron Fireman is also Wisconsin’s #1 UNICO installer. UNICO is the leader is high-velocity air systems. These systems use small ducts that don’t require major remodeling making them great for historic or older homes. UNICO high-velocity air systems also have tremendous features such as air filtration, UV light filtering, and can pull up to 30% more humidity out of the air compared to the competition. The best of all is that they are whisper quiet.

We also specialize in AeroSeal duct sealing. 25-40% of the air that’s supposed to blow through your vents is escaping through cracks and holes in your air ducts. This is often overlooked by homeowners. AeroSeal is a non-invasive, cutting-edge technology to seal your ducts and stop leaks. Having properly sealed ducts and vents will eliminate and reduce the amount of dust and allergens being pulled into your system improving your overall air quality.

Signs Your Air Conditioning System Needs Replacement

There are a few signs your A/C system requires replacement.

  • Struggles to keep you cool – Your existing unit may not be the proper size to cool your entire home or it may be ending the end of its lifespan.
  • AC unit is more than 10 years old – AC units typically have a lifespan of 10-15 years. If your unit is approaching this mark or is past it, it’s probably worth it to get a new one because new systems will have greater efficiency than even an older unit that has been properly serviced. 
  • Needs frequent repairs – If your AC is requiring frequent or expensive repairs it usually pays off, in the long run, to invest in a new unit.
  • Your AC smells funny
  • Energy bills keep increasing

Are you experiencing some of these broken AC symptoms? Call or contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioning Unit?

The best decision is the smartest financial investment. The guidelines Iron Fireman installation technicians use are simple. What is the age of your AC unit? Is your current AC unit energy efficient? How extensive are the repairs?

If you have an aging system, then it’s likely a good idea to commit to a replacement. It is typical to replace a system after 10-15+ years of use. If your system is only a few years old, then paying to repair it might be more cost-effective. Your unit may also still be under warranty.

Your current system may not be energy efficient. Efficiency will naturally decrease as the unit ages so if it’s an older unit then you will likely realize cost savings from having a modern unit with a sufficient SEER rating for your home. You may also have an existing AC unit that has a low SEER rating. Having an energy-efficient AC will save you money on your monthly energy bills.

But what if your system is energy efficient and isn’t that old? Our HVAC technicians can do a cost estimate for AC repair vs AC replacement that will help you make an informed decision. Most repairs are simple and straight forward but if the damage to your unit is too extensive then it may be appropriate to invest in a replacement that will give you reliability and peace of mind.

Unsure if you need repairs or a new AC unit? Call or contact us online to speak with one of our highly experienced, Angie’s List A+, technicians right now.

AC Replacement Cost

According to Home Advisor (R), the average national cost to install central air ranges from $3,800 to $7,500, not including ductwork. Installing a new HVAC system with ductwork ranges from $5,000 to $12,500.

AC Unit Prices

AC Unit Size Average Installation Cost
2-ton $1,500 - $3,000
3-ton $2,000 - $4,000
4-ton $2,500 - $6,000
5-ton $3,000 - $8,000

* Prices are based on national averages and depend on whether a technician will need to perform repairs on the existing system and the size of the unit.

Interested in replacing or upgrading your existing air conditioning system? Call Iron Fireman today or contact us online to schedule an in-home consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average lifespan of an air conditioning unit is typically 10-15 years. This will depend on if your unit was properly maintained (ie; annual tune-ups), how frequently you use the unit, and how hot and humid it gets.

The main factors that affect the replacement cost of your AC system include:

  • System Size and Cooling Capacity – The size of the AC unit refers to cooling capacity. Undersized units may constantly run resulting in inefficient cooling and increased monthly utilities. Larger homes will typically require larger sizes.
  • Type of Air Conditioner – The type of system will greatly impact the total cost. The most common types of AC systems include ducted split systems, ductless air conditioning units, and packaged central air conditioner systems.
  • SEER Rating – The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is the amount of cooling output of a unit and the total electrical energy input during the season. AC units with a higher SEER rating have greater estimated energy efficiency.
  • Ductwork, Vents, and Returns – Sometimes new systems will require new ductwork, vents, and/or returns. An older home may have leaky ducts which allow cool air to escape and decrease efficiency. indoor air quality (IAQ) may be a factor that also needs to be addressed and/or improved.
  • Zones and Controls - Larger homes may require variable controls to cool that retain heat more than others. Wireless thermostats can offer greater convenience and comfort, but will also create additional costs.

Yes. Iron Fireman's experienced technicians and installers can come to your home and provide free estimates and in-home consultations.