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Air Conditioning Replacement

Replacing Your Air Conditioner

In our previous blog post, we filled you in about the R-22 phaseout that is looming on the very near horizon. Check that out here if you haven’t already (or if you’re just ready for a refresher before today’s post). This phaseout obviously has implications for homeowners thinking about repairing old air conditioners, whether it makes more sense to just replace now, etc. Our focus today is why you shouldn’t view a potential air conditioning replacement as a burden.

Giving your air conditioning in Loveland, CO, a fresh start is a great way to reap a number of different benefits. Of course, your overall satisfaction with your new air conditioning system is going to depend largely on the quality of the air conditioning replacement itself. Even a great air conditioner can come up short if it is not installed by skilled, trained professionals.  That is why you want to work with the technicians on our team, every step of the way.

Improve Your Overall Comfort

My air conditioner may be old, but hey—it’s still getting the job done. We hear this a lot, and we know that there are plenty of old ACs out there still doing their thing. The question is—how well are they doing it?

It’s something that we all fall into. My car still gets me from point A to point B. My computer still boots up. I have to brew a pot of coffee while I wait for it to finish, but it happens eventually. And my AC takes a little longer to cool the house down, but I’ve got the time. What many homeowners are surprised to discover once they have replaced their ACs is just how much better the new system performs. If the phaseout has you thinking about a replacement, it’s worth considering the better cooling experience you’re likely to enjoy.

Take Advantage of New Technology…

Inverter air conditioners. Heat pumps. Ductless cooling. Smart thermostats. I don’t need all the hokey gimmicks, you may be thinking, I just want to cool my home! We understand your hesitance, but we’re not talking about shelling out a thousand bucks for a new phone that has 1 megapixel more than your model from last year does. We’re talking about real advancements in technology that help today’s air conditioners to function at higher levels than ever before.

Does this mean that you can’t opt for a relatively bare-bones AC replacement? Of course not. It does mean that you can view your replacement as an opportunity to improve on what came before, though. You can customize your comfort with more versatile equipment without straying off into the realm of gimmickry when you take the time to explore your AC replacement options.

..and the Efficiency It Brings

If you want to pay less for more comfort, and we don’t know why you wouldn’t, then there is no getting around the fact that upgrading your old air conditioning system is the most effective way to go. Yes, it may be a pretty major expense upfront. When you consider the returns you’ll be getting on that investment for years to come, though, it’s clear to see that this boost in energy efficiency is well worth the initial price tag.

Schedule your AC replacement with Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning. Big enough to serve, small enough to care.


Replace My AC

We are obviously at the tail end of the cooling season at this point. Sure, running an air conditioner in early September is not too wild of a concept. The fact is, though, that most homeowners are starting to shift their thoughts away from their home cooling systems and toward their heaters. If your air conditioner has been exhibiting signs of distress, however, it may be a good idea to keep some of your focus on it before moving on to the next season.

We understand that many homeowners are going to question the merits of replacing their air conditioning systems this late in the season. In certain respects, it is completely reasonable to wait until the spring time to replace the AC. After all, you are not going to be using it much at all in the immediate future, right? Well, there are actually a number of reasons why you may want to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Loveland, CO today.

AC Technicians May Have More Availability Now

The peak of the summer season is not the ideal time of the year to be scheduling an air conditioning replacement. First of all, you don’t want to go without cooling in your home at that time. Second of all, AC technicians tend to be absolutely swamped during the hottest time of the year with repair and service calls.

However, we’re now in that middle ground where the heating season isn’t really upon us, but we’re also moving out of the cooling season. Why not take the opportunity to at least get in touch with an HVAC contractor and see what their schedules look like? You could even see about scheduling routine heating maintenance when you have your air conditioner replaced!

You Don’t Risk Putting It Off Until the Last Minute

Look, we all have good intentions when it comes to household projects, right? But can any of us really admit to being as proactive as we’d like to be? The fact is that some projects can slip through your fingers. This is even truer when you are literally giving yourself months to forget about something!

By the time spring is wrapping up, or if summer should strike early next year, you may find that it is already too late to schedule an AC replacement conveniently. Worse, you may convince yourself that, hey, that ailing old system can probably handle just one more season. Getting out ahead of the replacement helps you to avoid any such misguided hopes.

You May Also Still Need a Good Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner is really showing signs of age, and you think that a breakdown is imminent, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is. Replacing it before it breaks down entirely is always in your best interest. We may get a few hot days that could prove to be the final nails in your system’s coffin. Replacing it now gives you a new lease on comfort, even this late in the season.

Schedule your AC replacement with Fort Collins Heating & Cooling. Big enough to serve, small enough to care.


If you’ve looked at the weather forecast for the coming weeks, you probably realize that you are not going to be needing your air conditioning system for some time. This does not mean, however, that you should put your air conditioner entirely out of your mind. If you’ve been thinking about replacing your air conditioner in Wellington, CO, you may want to do it this year. Not only do you not have to wait for a complete breakdown with your AC before replacing it, you really shouldn’t do so. 

So When Should I Replace My System?

A completely broken down air conditioner is really the only situation in which a complete replacement is your obvious course of action. However, because you don’t want to wait for such a breakdown to develop, it pays to keep a few other factors in mind.

  1. The age of your system is a big one to consider. You want to get the best possible return on the investment you made in your air conditioner. Pushing your system far beyond its projected lifespan, however, will likely result in a breakdown when you need it most. It’s better to replace the system before this happens, allowing it to go out on a high note.
  2. The efficiency of your system is another major point of consideration. You don’t want to overpay to cool your home, after all. If you invested in a lower efficiency system to save some money at the time, or if your older system pales in comparison to the efficiency standards of today, then investing in a more efficient system today is a great way to save money in the years to come.
  3. Finally, keep your overall satisfaction at the top of your priority list. Maybe you inherited a system that you would not have chosen yourself with your home. Maybe you want to try eliminating air ducts from your AC setup. Whatever the case, we’ll help you to find a great new system.

Schedule your AC replacement with Fort Collins Heating & Air

Conditioning. Big enough to serve, small enough to care.


When the time comes to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Wellington, CO, there are a number of different things to consider. You don’t want to rush through the AC replacement process, even if your existing system has broken down entirely. Taking your time to make careful considerations prior to the replacement of your air conditioner is the only way in which to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your new system. If your current AC is on its way out, failing to provide you with an effective or reliable performance, or if it has failed completely, just give us a call. You can count on Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning to replace your air conditioner properly.

System Size

Even if you’ve previously used a central air conditioning system of some sort, it is important that you have your new system sized appropriately for your home. It always better to be safe than sorry when installing a new air conditioner in one’s home, and you don’t just want to assume that your old system was of the ideal size for your needs. When we size your AC, you can rest assured in knowing that it is of the right size for your living space.

System Cost

Generally speaking, you can expect to pay more money for a more efficient air conditioner than you would for a less efficient model. Of course, you also don’t want to spend more than you comfortably can when investing in your new AC. We have a system for any budget, and we are happy to help ensure that you are getting the most efficient air conditioner that you can truly afford, so that you can enjoy years of affordable cooling to come without breaking the bank at the outset.

System Selection

If you’ve not bought a new AC in a long time, or if you’ve always just used the one that came with your home, you may be surprised to learn just how many different options there are when it comes to choosing a new system for your home. There may not be any single “best” AC out there, but you can rely on our knowledgeable staff to help you choose which is best for your needs and user preferences.


If your air conditioner has been struggling lately, you may not be sure whether replacement is the best option. You’ve had your air conditioner for many years, but it may seem too late in the summer to purchase a new one. However, older systems are more likely to break down with little warning, and it is often more expensive to replace a broken down air conditioner in the spring than to replace your unit now.

When you decide on air conditioning replacement, a technician measures your home and takes into account many factors to help you choose the perfect system. Air conditioning replacement is a great opportunity to have peace of mind knowing you will need fewer repairs and that your new system is energy efficient. If you need reasons to schedule replacement today, we’ve put together a list of some of the benefits of replacing an older system now.

Fewer Repairs

A new air conditioner will likely need fewer repairs than an older one. If you simply patch up frequent major repair needs by replacing or repairing parts individually, you may spend more money overtime than you would spend purchasing an entirely new system.

Reduced Risk of Sudden Breakdowns

An older air conditioner is far more likely to fail suddenly than a new system. Purchasing a system and choosing professional installation gives you peace of mind knowing that you will have a high-performance system that may not break down or need major repairs for years to come with proper care and maintenance.

Energy Efficiency

Finally, an older air conditioner usually has worn down parts that may cause the system to work harder to cool your home. This uses more energy, costing you significantly, but a new air conditioner won’t have this problem. You can also ask your air conditioning technician about the ENERGY STAR program. This distinguished label marks systems that meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s strict guideline for high efficiency and performance.

For professional air conditioning replacement in Loveland, trust the experts at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning. Give us a call today!


If you have planned to replace an aging air conditioning system, this period right before summer begins is a good time to have the work done. We have some advice to help you make preparations so you will have a smooth transition to the better cooling of an up-to-date new cooling system.

Contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today for the assistance you will need during this process. We have a long history with air conditioning replacement in Johnstown, CO, going back to our founding in 1934. We’re a big enough company to handle all your needs, but small enough to bring the personal touch that keeps our customers loyal.

3 things to prepare for AC replacement

  • Hire a professional installation company: This is the first step… as soon as you decide it’s time to retire your old air conditioner, call up a licensed and qualified HVAC company to handle the installation. The installers will help you will the pre-installation steps that are crucial to making sure that you end up with the right system.
  • Get the ventilation system in perfect shape: If you are replacing an old central air conditioner, you should take a look at the ductwork connected to it. Time may not have been kind to it, and leaks and breaks in it will hamper the new air conditioner and lower the efficiency that you expect from it. Have duct repair and sealing specialists look over the network of ducts to see if there is work that can be done to make the seal along the ducts airtight.
  • Sign up for a maintenance program: Here is a great piece of preparation: have your new air conditioner already enrolled in a maintenance program that will deliver annual tune-ups and inspections. Take away many of your worries with a yearly scheduled maintenance session that will keep your new AC running efficiently and effectively for many years.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning will handle selecting the right system, and will have indoor air quality specialists perform duct repair and sealing if you want that taken care of as well. We also have an excellent maintenance program to make sure that you get the most from your air conditioning replacement in Johnstown, CO.

At Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that replacing an AC is a large task, but we promise to take most of the worries off of your shoulders.


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