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Air Conditioning Replacement and Installation

Top Quality Air Conditioner Replacement & Installations

The most important factor of your new AC system’s life is how it’s installed. Learn how Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air has perfected the AC installation process and will design a replacement air conditioning system that meets your needs, wants and budget!

No Salespeople, No Pressure

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We Help You Choose The Right AC System

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Things to consider when replacing an air conditioner

Listed below is our 6-step consideration process to help you better understand the journey of replacing an air conditioner.

In Wisconsin, we have found the useful life of an air conditioner to be 12-15 years. Of course that depends on a lot of things such as repairs and maintenance. The best practice is to replace your air conditioner when the cost to keep it running exceeds the remaining value of the system. If your air conditioner is breaking down frequently and running up your utility bills, it’s time to have it replaced.

To really find out if a replacement AC system makes sense for you, call to book an appointment with an AC guru. Remember, we don’t employ sales people and don’t use any high-pressure sales tactics. So if you want the straight story on if you should replace your AC system, book an appointment today. We will evaluate the system and provide you replacement AC options in writing.


We hope you will find Austin Plumbing, Heating and Air the best choice for your new air conditioning system. If you have any questions about the replacement AC systems we quoted, let us know and we will work with you to get the right system for you, your family and your pocketbook.

Keep in mind that to assist you with the investment in a new air conditioning system we provide financing too.


After you choose the replacement option that is best for you, we will get the AC installation booked and start to pull together the job. Equipment will be ordered in (if not already in stock), installation materials will be staged and any custom fitment work that can be completed before the install day will begin.


The most important day in your new air conditioner’s life is the day that it is installed. And if you select Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air to install your new AC system, you are in great hands. Our install team typically arrives between 8:00 and 8:30 AM in an AC installation warehouse on wheels stocked with your equipment and the tools necessary to install your new system.

We will ensure protection of your home by putting down drop cloths and taking other precautions to make sure your home is protected.

Most air conditioner installations are finished the same day, typically ending between 3 and 5 PM. Your installation team will then clean up their work area and make sure you know how to operate your new system.


Before heading out for the day, and only after you are completely satisfied with the installation, we will finish any on job site paperwork and collect final payment for the AC installation job.

Back at the office, our team will make sure your new equipment is logged in our system, registered with the manufacturer (if required) and will assist with any rebate or energy credit paperwork as needed.

Ready To Start Replacing That Air Conditioner?

AC Right Outside of a House

Same Day Emergency Air Conditioning Replacements

  • Mobile sheet metal fabrication and AC installation trucks let us respond quickly to emergency AC installation

  • Standard air conditioning systems in stock and ready to install

  • Repair credits are available when same day emergency install services are not available
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Signs it may be time to replace or upgrade your air conditioning system

  • Your old AC system breaks down frequently

  • You are looing at potential repairs that are over $1000

  • Your air conditioner is over 14 years old

  • You are not happy with the comfort your AC provides

  • The air conditioner struggles to keep up on hot days

  • Your utility bills are very high

How much does a new air conditioner cost?

The Cost Of Having A New Air Conditioner Varies Because Of All Of The Different Variables That Go Into The Job Such As Air Conditioning Equipment, Accessories, Installation, And Rebates. Also Keep In Mind That Air Conditioning Units Come In Different Sizes, Efficiency And Types Which Greatly Affects The Cost. 

Budget-minded air conditioning systems

$4,200 and $6,500

Mid-rage air conditioning systems

$5,500 – $9,000

More efficiency focused and have other
features over budget type systems.

High-end air conditioning systems

$7,500 – $13,000

Loaded with all of the bells and whistles
and have the highest efficiency and
comfort features. Many times this type
of system doesn’t make financial sense
based on how we use air conditioning
systems in Wisconsin.

Additional Things To Consider When You’re Planning Your AC Upgrade

  • Get the proper size air conditioner for your home

    A replacement air conditioner that is not the proper size for your home will not deliver the comfort, efficiency, and life expectancy you are looking for. Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air will ensure your new air conditioning is not only properly sized, but also installed to the highest standards.

  • Think about how you use your existing air conditioning system

    In Wisconsin, we have some air conditioning users that only turn the AC on during extreme temps and in the other camp, folks that run the AC all summer long. The way you utilize your air conditioner is something Team Austin takes into consideration when designing and planning for an air conditioner installation.

  • How long do you plan to be in your home

    The length of time you plan to be in your current home will likely play into your decision when it comes to a replacement AC system.

  • Permits & Upgrades

    We pull HVAC permits on all air conditioner installations because we are ready to prove the work we did was up to code.

  • Efficiency

    Right now there are many changes taking place in the HVAC industry that affect air conditioning system replacement. Consider investing in a high efficient air conditioner to take advantage of energy savings and rebates.

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Frequently Asked Questions


There is no shortage of bells and whistles on modern HVAC equipment. When it comes time to replace your old AC system, there will be many things to consider. Since we are not HVAC salespeople, we will help walk you through the various AC replacement considerations from a technical standpoint.


Getting the right size AC installed is critical to comfort, longevity, and your utilities. An Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air technician will assess your home to determine what size air conditioner you need by analyzing the existing system, your comfort, the home’s construction, orientation, and utility bills.


There are many different brands of air conditioners on the market, and they are all very similar in quality, price, and comfort features. Since we work on all makes and models of air conditioners, we’re under the hood of each and every one of the brands on a daily basis. If you have a brand preference in mind, we’re glad to consider installing it. However, we have found it to be in our clients’ best interest to approach this decision by making sure the unit is first and foremost designed and sized correctly, installed right, and that its features meet your needs, wants, and budget.


Most of the major air conditioning brands come out of the box with 10-year parts warranties. When you choose Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air as your AC installer, our installation, labor, and craftsmanship are warrantied and guaranteed in-house, so you know the investment you made is protected


Typically, the first step in choosing an upgraded AC system is to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. During this visit, we will evaluate your current system, its performance, and get to know you and your home.

Once we gather the technical information from your home and have a chance to learn about your needs and wants, we will put together a comprehensive quote for a replacement system for you to consider. No pressure, no salespeople. Just true HVAC techs serving your needs, your family, and your home.

Why Choose Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air To Install Your Replacement Air Conditioning System?

We Serve, Not Sell

The same service and AC installation technicians that work on your existing air conditioning system are the ones you will consult with regarding your new AC needs.

Installed By A Qualified Technician

We employ true craftsmen who are experts at AC installation, service, and repair. Our installation specifications exceed the manufacturer’s specs and our cross-check process ensures your installation is scrutinized by not one team of AC technicians, but two. You’re guaranteed your new system is installed properly.

Industry Leading Warranties & Guarantees

We don’t cut corners, which means we can stand proudly behind our work.

We’re Local

Choose local when it comes to your AC installation. With locations in Hartland and Germantown, WI, we’re the AC installer near you. Our team members live and work in the communities that we serve. You’re doing business with a trusted local company.

We’re Proven – No Guesswork

HVAC companies pop up and disappear all the time in this market. Our team has been serving the needs of Waukesha and Washington Counties for over 80 years. That kind of longevity comes from doing the right thing for three generations.

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