Hello everyone and welcome to another post!

Unfortunately this summer we had to replace our air conditioner (AC) which was a huge shock.

Before we bought our house last year, we hired an inspector who assured us everything was in top shape and working order.

It wasn’t until it got hot out and we started using the AC that we noticed the house was no cooler when the AC was on than it was when it was off.

Then we discovered when the AC would kick on, the braker would trip.

So we replaced the breaker and when that didn’t solve the problem, we hired an AC contractor who said they could bandaid it but it probably would need to be replaced within the next two years.

Today we are going to be talking about the things you need to know if you are planning on replacing your AC.

It can be expensive.

Replacing an AC can be expensive. The contractor we hired had to special order a new unit and have it inspected before they would even begin the installment process. In total we spent $2,500 so if you can, I would recommend budgeting for your AC replacement so you don’t break the bank.

It isn’t something you can DIY.

My husband is a handyman and we actually save as lot of money having him do the general fixing up around the house, but replacing an AC requires replacing ductwork and a ton of other things, so if you are anything like us you’ll want to hire someone who is licensed in heating and cooling systems.

Research is important.

Replacing your AC is an investment for your home. You’ll want to check out online reviews, ask around for good recommendations and interview potential contractors before you decide hire someone. If we can, my husband and I try to support local businesses so we went with a local family buisness called Anderson Air and they did a wonderful job!

Thanks for joining me today!

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