Things to Consider When Buying a New AC Unit

Purchasing a new air conditioning unit is quite the task, especially when you live in the Phoenix Valley area. Due to the extreme Summer heat in Arizona, homeowners need a fully functioning AC unit in their homes at all times. Without an AC unit, you’ll find yourself in a very uncomfortable and even dangerous situation.

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Luckily, air conditioning service companies, like Christian Brothers, work around the clock to provide you with excellent service when you need it. Trusting us for over 40 years, the Phoenix valley relies on us to provide you with the best customer service. Furthermore, we stick to this method of serving our customers by providing them with the details they need up front. That’s right! No gimmicks or half truths.

This is why we’ve put together a list of things to consider when purchasing a new air conditioning unit.

Find the Correct Size

When buying a new unit, you’ll want to make sure you have the right size for your home. If you choose a unit that is too small, it will struggle to cool your entire home. However, on the other hand, you don’t want a size that is too large either. When an AC unit is too big it can cycle more often than normal.

This can be very costly for your budget! Air conditioning units that cycle more often will run up your energy expenses big time. This is exactly why air conditioning service companies like Christian Brothers offer a technicians assessment before we install the new unit. An assessment of your home square footage and lay out can help customize the unit to feet your needs. Bringing optimum comfort to your home and keeping you safe in the warm Summer months.

If you have any more questions regarding this, ask your technician if a 3 ton or 4 ton unit is right for you!


When we talk about efficiency, we mean energy efficiency specifically. To measure the energy efficiency of  your air conditioning unit, technicians will use a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Its a vital measurement that determines not just energy used, but how much you are paying on energy costs.

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With SEER ratings, higher is always better. A high SEER rating means you are paying lower and more consistent energy bills each month. Usually, newer air conditioning units and equipment have a minimum of a 10 SEER rating. The standard range is 10- 13 for new units. This is obviously much better than older equipment, which can go below a 6.

The only downside of getting an AC unit that is high in SEER rating is the cost of installation and the unit itself. Although the prices remain normal, it can cost up to $3000 for a new ac unit. This can be a huge setback for any family looking to improve their quality of life. However, if you want an official quote, call Christian Brothers and make an appointment.

Installation Hassle and Cost

This brings us to our next consideration. The actual cost of the installation on top buying the new AC unit. Although this is all dependent on the type of HVAC system you have and the size of the new unit, the price can still be fairly high. When you’re calculating the cost of the new ac unit you want in your home, don’t forget about the price of installation.

Even more than the price of installation, you also want a quality installation. An air conditioning unit that receives a proper installation is much less likely to succumb to breakdowns and malfunctions. To receive an installation that is quality, call Christian Brothers! Our handy technicians complete precise air conditioning installations every day.

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What is the total cost of a new AC and AC installation?

The easy answer is simple: It depends on all the factors. Adding in the layout of the home, the type of AC you buy, the size of the AC unit, and the specific company you decide to go with, it can be tricky to give an exact price. Luckily, our technicians are trained to perform thorough assessments of customer homes and give honest feedback on what will work best for them.

Call Christian Brothers

If you need a new AC unit, an installation, or a anything else involving your HVAC unit, call us! We know how hot Arizona can get in the summer. Don’t worry! We also give Emergency Air conditioning services! That way you’ll never be left out in the heat! Call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced and trained technicians today. Call us at (623) 201-5066. At Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing, and Electrical we make your life easier and raise your quality of life.