Is It Time for Air Conditioning Replacement in Jacksonville, FL?

Making it through a summer in Jacksonville, FL requires a powerful air conditioner in peak running condition. The stress placed on a cooling system during the hot Florida summer can break an AC with any major malfunction or suffering from wear and tear due to neglect. It can also eliminate a well-cared for air conditioner approaching the end of its service life.

Right now, at the tail end of spring, is a good time to ask: “Should I replace my aging air conditioner, or will repairs keep it going for a few more years?”

There is no straightforward answer to the “repair or replace?” question. The best way to find the path you should take is to contact an HVAC professional for an opinion. J & W Heating and Air handles air conditioning replacement in Jacksonville, FL, as well as repairs and maintenance. Give us a call and we’ll put one of our best team members on the job helping you decide if it’s time to repair or replace.

Some indications that replacement is the best choice

  • The AC is older than its estimated lifespan: Check on the manufacturer’s estimated lifespan for your air conditioning system; it should be listed on the cabinet. If your air conditioner has already exceeded this, even by less than a year, you should schedule a replacement now when it’s more convenient and before you suffer from repair problems or costly loss in energy efficiency. This isn’t wasteful: if your air conditioner has endured this long, you have gotten a great bargain from for initial investment.
  • Repair costs have mounted: During the last two year of an air conditioner’s lifespan is when it needs the most repairs. When you start scheduling repairs often enough that you have added your repair technician onto your holiday gift list… it’s time to consider a replacement system. A good rule of thumb: if it takes more than $500 in repairs per year to keep any home comfort system running, it’s wasting money and needs to go.
  • Performance and efficiency have dropped: As an air conditioner ages, it will start to work less efficiently and struggle to deliver its expected level of cooling. Even regular maintenance cannot prevent this from happening eventually. When your electrical bills begin rising due to your AC and no repairs or maintenance can slow the increase, you should replace the system. The same applies to cooling power; once an air conditioner cannot keep pace with your needs for comfort, you should invest in new installation.

Choosing to replace an air conditioner is a big decision. Even bigger is choosing the new system for the replacement. But if you rely on the same professionals who helped you make the choice, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about when it comes to new installation.

With J & W Heating and Air helping you with air conditioning replacement in Jacksonville, FL, you can expect to end up with a powerful new AC that fits your home and your budget and will help you coast through many more Florida summers.

Get a Free Estimate

J & W Heating and Air
Based on 1050 reviews
powered by Google
Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
See All Reviews

Skip to toolbar