Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement in New Orleans
Professional AC Replacement in Metairie, North Shore & Beyond
When your air conditioner breaks down completely, you have no choice but to replace your cooling system. However, you should consider an AC replacement as soon as your system starts showing signs of age, wear, and tear to save yourself the stress and budget for a replacement.
When you choose Stuart Services as your HVAC service provider, our NATE-certified technicians will thoroughly analyze all aspects of your home, including air ducts, insulation, size, windows, and more — to present the best system for your needs.
Signs You Need Air Conditioning Replacement
The average central AC lasts for approximately 15 years if it’s in good shape and is routinely maintained. You should consider air conditioning replacement if the system is between 10 and 15 years old and:
- Fails to reach or maintain thermostat settings
- Negatively affects your indoor air quality, coolness, and humidity levels
- Frequently needs repairs
- Runs on R-22 Freon
- Requires expensive repairs, making a replacement more cost-effective
- Fails to maintain comfort throughout your home
Air Conditioning Repair vs. Replacement
Not all air conditioning problems call for AC replacement. Many issues — even some that cause a breakdown — can be resolved with expert AC repair:
- Rising utility bills
- Strange noises or odors
- Warm, weak, or no airflow
If your system is less than 10 years old, air conditioning repair is almost certainly the best option.
Benefits of Planning Your AC Replacement
There are many advantages to replacing your air conditioner before your current system quits, such as:
- Energy efficiency that’s good for the environment and your wallet
- Consistent, dependable comfort
- Investing in a new system instead of a system reaching the end of its service life
A particularly nice advantage of AC replacement is installing a new thermostat simultaneously. The latest thermostats have features older thermostats don’t, including digital screens, multiple programming options, temperature zoning, and smartphone apps to control your thermostat from anywhere.
Alternative Cooling Systems in New Orleans
The Stuart Services AC experts can install any AC make or model, not just traditional central air conditioning. We also replace alternative cooling systems that may be a better option for your household.
A ductless AC system is the ideal, money-saving option for homes that don’t already have ductwork. A ductless mini-split system will also preserve a historic NOLA home.
Other benefits of ductless mini-splits include:
- Many can both heat and cool
- Saving energy and money by only cooling the spaces you’re using
- Customizing rooms for different comfort preferences
- Bonus features like quiet operation, wireless remotes, and improved indoor air quality
Effective and environmentally friendly, heat pumps heat and cool your home with a single system. The unmatched energy efficiency and lack of carbon-based emissions have made heat pump installation increasingly popular with NOLA homeowners.
Why Choose Stuart Services for Your New Orleans AC Replacement & Installation?
Stuart Services will guide you to the ideal replacement system, provide financing options, and complete a quality installation backed by our 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee.
To further increase the life of your AC replacement, consider our HVAC Home Safety Plan. Regular maintenance service also sustains energy savings and AC performance while preventing AC breakdowns to ensure your peace of mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is central AC better than window AC units?
Yes. We recommend central AC instead of window units because it cools your entire home and optimizes energy efficiency.
If you’re looking for precise cooling and home zoning, ductless mini-splits are another great option.
How can I improve my air conditioner's performance?
There are several ways to improve your AC’s performance, including changing your air filter regularly and scheduling annual maintenance.
Will a new AC save me money?
Yes. Modern HVAC systems are incredibly efficient, especially compared to systems manufactured a decade ago. You can save on your monthly energy costs with a new air conditioner.
Should I replace my AC if it uses Freon?
Freon, or R-22 refrigerant, was officially phased out in 2020, meaning HVAC systems that use it are virtually impossible to repair should they begin leaking or running low on refrigerant.
Sometimes, your HVAC technician can convert your system to R410A refrigerant, but this often costs more than replacing the unit.
Your HVAC contractor can inspect your system and help you determine the best course of action for your home and budget.