Air conditioning isn't just a matter of comfort - it can define the safety of your home and the health of your family. When you need a new air conditioning installation or replacement, you need pros who can move fast to get your home or business cooling properly as soon as possible. Whether you are establishing a new construction or calling for an emergency AC installation, Big City can make sure you get the fast, professional air conditioning installation services that you need.

Types of Air Conditioner Systems We Install

Our air conditioning installation and replacement professional team can handle all types of air conditioner systems. Whether you have a whole-home central air or need us to install a brand new ductless mini-split, choose your air conditioning services.

No matter what type of AC you want to have installed, or what old AC system you are replacing, Big City has the units and expertise you need.

  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Ductless MIni-Split Air Conditioning
  • Wall-Mounted Air Conditioners
  • Window Units
  • Dual-Fuel Air Conditioner
  • Smart Air Conditioners
  • Portable Air Conditioners

Signs It's Time to Replace an Air Conditioner

Know when to call for AC repairs or schedule your AC replacement. Here are the clearest signs that your air conditioning is on its last legs and ready to be replaced.

1. AC Blowing Warm Air

Hold your hand up to the air conditioner vent. If the blower fan is moving air, but all you feel is warm or room-temperature air - this is a sign that your AC isn't cooling at all. If this can't be repaired in a single visit, it could be a sign that you need a new air conditioning installation soon.

2. Loud or Grinding Sounds

Grinding noises are often the sound of a broken piece inside the unit. It may catch in the fan or be the fan itself. Grinding almost always leads to serious mechanical damage inside your AC. One broken piece can cause extensive damage, and it sounds like a loud grinding or banging sound. Contact Big City AC replacement experts to examine the issue. 

3. Frequent AC Repairs

Air conditioners are supposed to be pretty low-maintenance. An annual tune-up and cleaning are all they should need for most years of performance. If your AC has started to need repairs, again and again, you will soon need AC replacement installation.

4. AC Won't Start

When the power gives out in your AC unit, it can either be reset or can't. Sometimes, this is an indication of a critical unit failure. If your AC doesn't turn on, call our air conditioning repair technician to inspect the system. If it won't return, your AC is down and needs to be replaced.

5. Over 10 Years Old

Finally, be ready to schedule AC replacement installation for any unit that is 10 years or older. Most Air conditioning units don't last longer than a decade. The internal parts will start to fail within the span of ten years.

Trust the Air Conditioning Installation Experts

Air conditioning is no joke here in San Diego and the surrounding areas. We know that when the heat rolls in, your family's health and safety could be on the line if your AC isn't top quality and in top condition. That's why you can trust the Big City air conditioning installation experts to provide you a swift, professional, and friendly HVAC services.

When you call for air conditioning installation and replacement, our team will do everything we can to schedule your consultation and then your installation as quickly as possible. We know how important AC is to health and safety and will have your home cooling again as soon as possible. Contact us or book your air conditioning installation or replacement service online.

Why Customers Choose Us
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Our team has certified and extensively trained technicians who have years of experience in troubleshooting even the most difficult HVAC and appliance problems.
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Our team is fully insured, licensed and highly trained to do comprehensive repairs. Only affordable upfront prices and a seamless customer experience.
What Our Clients & PARTNERS Have to Say
Don & Catherine Knox
Don & Catherine Knox
May 12, 2024

Technician was friendly and knowledgeable about the washing machine. It was less than a week to get the parts and he had everything installed and working in about a half hour. Thanks!

Surfe Style
Surfe Style
April 23, 2024

Best experience

Seymone Titus
Seymone Titus
April 7, 2024

Quick, professional and went above and beyond to fix the problem with my dryer. Would definitely call again

Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith
March 13, 2024

Great service as always!

March 3, 2024

I really appreciate the work and fixing the dryer.

Deborah Higgins
Deborah Higgins
March 2, 2024

Alex was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and quick to find the problem. He was so polite and cleaned up everything! I would definitely use him again.

Surf Style
Surf Style
February 23, 2024

Great service

Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Included In Air Conditioning Installation Service?

Air conditioning installation is a full-service experience from Big City. You can count on our team to take care of every step in the process so that you can smoothly transition from your old unit to the new unit and your home will be cooling again as soon as possible. 

Air conditioning services include:

  • initial consultation and quote
  • uninstallation and removal of the old AC unit
  • delivery and placement of the new AC unit
  • installation of the new AC unit
  • performance and quality testing
  • cleanup of the utility workspace

How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Air Conditioning System?

The cost of AC replacement can range between $4,000 and $12,000 depending on the size of your house and the type of AC you are replacing. Ductless mini-splits are by far the most expensive to install in your home and often define the upper range of your AC replacement installation costs. This is especially true if you are replacing one type of AC with another.

Installing a new central air unit costs, on average, around $6,000 including labor. However, the size and efficiency of your system will influence the cost of your AC. It’s always a good idea to look for energy efficiency and manufacturing rebates to help reduce the overall cost. Big City will work with you to find the best air conditioning installation options for your budget.

When Is It Time to Replace an Air Conditioner?

Air conditioners have a lifespan of about 10 years. If your AC starts to need frequent repairs after around a decade of performance, it’s time to plan for your air conditioning replacement. Watch out for ACs that start blowing cold air, making strange sounds or smells, or need repairing more often than once a year.

If your AC starts to fail, scheduling your air conditioning installation and replacement service ahead of time can prevent the disaster of an AC breakdown during a dangerous heatwave.

How Long Does Air Conditioning Installation Take?

Typically, an air conditioning installation will take about one day of work. The exact number of hours will depend on the unit, the system, and the home. For example, running a line for a ductless mini-split is much more involved than replacing your window unit.

Replacing a central air conditioning unit will take somewhere between four and eight hours.

You can get a more accurate estimate of your air conditioning installation time by asking after your in-home consultation. Your Big City air conditioning installation technician will be able to tell you about how long the installation should take based on the unit you are having installed and how the design of your home will shape that process.

Does Big City Offer AC Installation Service Outside of San Diego, CA?

Yes! Big City offers expert air conditioning installation services in broad service areas surrounding San Diego such as  La Mesa, Alpine, Lakeside, Coronado, Poway, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Santee, La Jolla, El Cajon, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Ramona, and Lemon Groove.

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