HVAC Replacement: Do Your Research

If you live in Arizona, you know just how hot it can get. Temperatures from late Spring to early Fall can range between 105 and 120 degrees daily. The sun here is no joke. Likewise, neither is the need for a powerful and efficient HVAC system. Sometimes air conditioning can be the difference between a comfortable home and a dangerous living situation.

Furthermore, the lack of comfort of your own home can drastically decrease your quality of life. Just when you think you’ve got your AC all figured out, it breaks down on you again! Leaving you no choice but to search for a replacement.

At Christian Brothers, we know the only thing more annoying than a faulty air conditioning is having to pay for a new one! This is why we’ve compiled all the things a homeowner should research before replacing their HVAC system.


Luckily for us from Arizona, the state offers some good rebates when it comes to getting your AC replaced. Some of the local electric companies in the valley offer rebate deals on getting new HVAC systems.

SRP- this electric company has an AC rebate called “Cool Cash SRP Rebate Program”. With this program, you could save up to $225 per ton. However, this obviously depends on the size of the AC unit. Be sure to look up more details on this on their website. AGS in Arizona is another company offering some rebates for new AC replacements.

Tax Credit

Unfortunately, there are no current tax credits in Arizona for air conditioning replacements. However, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be one in the future. The good news is that there are some FEDERAL tax credits you can take advantage of!

The current federal tax credit for a new AC replacement can be up to $300. Visit the Energy Star website to get more information. Be sure to research the option of a getting a tax credit to pay for your new installation out of pocket.

Energy Efficiency

When looking for a new HVAC system to install, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting an energy efficient unit. If you do, you could be saving yourself gobs of money on your electric bill each month.

Currently, the most energy efficient AC unit on the market is the AirEase SCU/BCE Series with Comfort Sync Communicating Thermostat. When used properly, this unit will save you up to 50% in your cooling costs. This is all according to Energy Star. Check out their website for more details.

Cheapness or Longevity?

When purchasing the actual unit, this is the essential question. Should you simply buy the cheapest option, or should you pay more for extra life span and easier maintenance? We have a good answer for this one! Go with the Bryant brand air conditioner. It hits the sweet spot between affordability, energy efficiency, easy maintenance, and long life span. You won’t find better product anywhere else.

Check out the Bryant website to choose the unit and get back with Christian Brothers for your needed installation. Call Christian Brothers today to get a quote, plan, and even more information regarding HVAC replacement. We have expert level technicians who will help you get the installation you deserve. Call today at (623) 201-5066.