Air Conditioner Replacement

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Denver Air Conditioning Replacement and Repair Services

No Denver homeowner wants to hear they need to replace their air conditioner. Especially not when the sweltering summer temps hit! Even well-maintained AC units that are inspected annually will eventually stop working. Our job as Denver AC replacement and repair specialists is to help you recognize the signs that you need a new AC.

Keep reading to discover what you should look for in a new AC unit and what you need to know before replacing your air conditioner.

Schedule Your Denver AC Replacement Appointment Today

Why should you choose Golden West for your Denver AC replacement needs? We’re a locally owned business operated by Denver homeowners just like you. Here at Golden West, we follow the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

We treat every homeowner we serve with the care and respect we’d expect from an AC replacement specialist visiting our home!

Our Denver AC replacement technicians are insured and experienced in installing a variety of air conditioner brands. Our central location in downtown Denver just off I-25 puts us within easy access of Denver’s suburbs, including Lakewood, Aurora, Centennial, and the surrounding area.

Get in touch today to discover why Denver’s home and business owners trust us again and again with their AC replacement, repair, and maintenance needs!

What You Need to Know Before Replacing Your AC

Choosing a new air conditioner to replace your old one isn’t as simple as going down to the home improvement store and choosing a unit. For maximum comfort and savings, consider these factors when replacing your air conditioner.

Energy Efficiency

To determine how much money you could save by getting an energy-efficient air conditioner, look at the SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio). Central air conditioners should have an energy efficiency of at least 13.

A 13 SEER air conditioner can save you more than $700 per year on energy costs compared to a 10 SEER air conditioner. Those that are labeled Energy Star must have a rating of 14. Some Energy Star appliances, including central air conditioners, may qualify for a tax credit.

Upfront Cost vs. Return on Investment

An energy-efficient AC unit will cost more upfront to purchase and install. Fortunately, that investment will pay for itself many times over the years in energy savings.

When replacing your AC, decide whether you want to save money upfront or in the long term. Purchasing a cheaper unit could result in higher AC repair and maintenance costs down the line.

Not sure what the best option is for your home and budget? Call our Denver AC replacement specialists today for personalized advice.


Many AC units are covered under a manufacturer’s warranty for up to 15 years. But the warranty terms are pretty strict and typically only cover certain parts and manufacturer defects. At the very least, you’ll need to book an AC tune-up at least once per year to comply with the warranty terms.

Consider the warranty terms when replacing your air conditioner. Don’t want to read the fine print? We don’t blame you! Get in touch with our Denver AC installation experts and we’ll be happy to comb through the fine print so you don’t have to.

Frequently Asked Questions about Air Conditioner Replacement in Denver
How do I know which air conditioning unit is right for my Denver home?

To choose the right AC replacement unit for your home, we’ll need to conduct a load calculation. Also called the cooling load, this calculation considers:

  • the size of your home
  • climate zone
  • the material(s) your roof is made of
  • which direction your home faces

From there, we’ll crunch the numbers to determine the right cooling capacity. Don’t worry — we’ll take care of all that during your AC replacement consultation.

When should I replace my air conditioner?

That depends on the type of air conditioning system you have. Central air conditioners last between 10 and 15 years on average. Some newer units can last up to 20 years.

If your AC requires frequent repairs and is nearing the end of its lifespan, a replacement is usually a good option.

How much does it cost to replace a central air conditioning unit?

The cost of replacing a central AC varies depending on a variety of factors, including:

  • labor costs
  • the size of your home
  • the air conditioner brand you choose
  • the type of air conditioner you choose (split system, packaged unit, ductless)

We know replacing your AC can be an unexpected investment. That’s why we offer financing so you can get Denver AC replaced now and pay later!