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AC Replacement

In Northwest Arkansas & thinking about replacing your AC? Read on.

Tips for saving money

Replacing an AC unit is a huge and oftentimes scary investment for most people. Like many investments though, you can save a lot of money on it if you do it right. The following are steps we'd recommend everybody take if considering replacing an aging or broken AC unit.

1. Get all the utility rebates you can. Local utilities like SWEPCO and Black Hills offer thousands of dollars in rebates for buying energy efficient systems. We put together a huge list of them here.

2. Think hard on repair vs replacement. A lot of people get stuck in the predicament of having to choose between an expensive repair for an aging system vs just getting a new system. A couple things need to be considered:

  • I. Age of your system. The average AC unit in the United States lasts 18 years. If you're close to that, you may strongly consider replacement. If not, repairing your current unit may be the way to go. Keep in mind that if your system is "builder grade" (was installed with the house), it may only last 10-12 years.
  • II. Type of refrigerant in your system. If your system uses R-22 refrigerant, you'll want to skip the repair and get it replaced. R-22 was banned from manufacturing on January 1, 2020. Pricing for it will make you sick.

3. Get multiple quotes. Some of you are saying "duh" right now, but you'd be surprised how many people just get one quote for an AC replacement. Always play it safe and get two or three quotes to make sure no one is trying to take you for a ride.

Need an AC quote? Call Franklin at (479) 282-0003 to schedule.

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Quotes are free so all you have to do is give us a call. If you're new to Franklin, we'll get a bit of information and then schedule a time for Zach to come out and get you a quote. We pride ourselves on speed so most likely you'll have a quote in hand within 24 to 48 hours.
At Franklin, we're sweet on American Standard. In our humble opinion, American Standard offers as much quality for the money that you can buy, anywhere. That said, we happily fix and service all brands. But when it comes to new installations, they're our go-tos.
We sure do. As a homeowner looking to be as frugal as possible with your money, it’s always a good idea to get a second opinion on repair or replacement recommendations. If you're in that position, give us a call and we'll get a trained technician out there as soon as possible to give you another option.
It cannot be stressed how seriously we take this at Franklin. When we send a technician to your home, we want you to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that individual is highly trained, courteous, and safe to be around.

To make sure that happens, we spend significant money every year running background checks, conducting drug screenings, and checking for clean driving records. When hiring technicians, we look for for friendly, safe, and competent people.

It's what we would do for our own loved ones, why should it be any different for yours?