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Professional Air Conditioning Replacement & Installation Services

So your AC is ready for replacement – now you need to find the right contractor. You can stop your searching right here. Brody Pennell is the BEST AC replacement team in Los Angeles. How do we know? We’re recognized by both customers and industry organizations for our superior services. We have hundreds of 5-star ratings from customers and our trophy case is bursting at the seams with awards for our excellent customer service. Building this reputation didn’t happen overnight. For over 70 years, we’ve been delivering excellent air conditioning installation services one day at a time.

Brody Pennell Offers the Best AC Replacement Experience in LA

Investing in a new air conditioner can be nerve-wracking. Your air conditioner will serve your home for the next ten years or longer. If you’re not knowledgeable about air conditioning systems, it feels like you’re flying blind.

Making the right decision on such a large purchase can cause butterflies for anyone. At Brody Pennell, our goal is to educate our customers. We want to make sure you feel completely confident in choosing the perfect air conditioner for your home. That’s why we believe that every single air conditioner installation starts with you, the homeowner.

We start every AC replacement consultation with a simple discussion about your needs. If your current air conditioner is not functional, we know you need an affordable replacement quickly. Still, it’s important to consider your family’s comfort and what hasn’t been working with your current system. Here are some questions we’ll ask before we begin:

  • Have you done any major renovations in the last few years, or are you planning to renovate or finish out unused spaces soon?
  • Are there hot or cold spots in your home?
  • Is indoor humidity an issue?
  • Does anyone suffer from allergies?
  • Have you considered zoning your home?
  • Do you have smart home technology, or are you interested in upgrading your thermostat?
  • Are there areas of the home where you’d like to keep any HVAC noise down?

We’ll provide you with an estimate for your new air conditioning system. Once you schedule your installation, we’ll stay in touch with you through the entire process. Here is what to expect from an AC Installation with Brody Pennell.

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Signs That You Need To Replace Your AC System

Generally speaking, if your air conditioner is older than 10 years old, you should probably begin considering getting it replaced. However, with routine maintenance your system can last longer than that. But, there are some other signs & symptoms that your unit is on a decline and needs to be replaced with a new air conditioner.

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Signs that it’s time to replace your AC include: 

  • Insufficient airflow
  • Lack of cool air
  • Strange sounds
  • Increased energy bills
  • Recurring breakdowns

If you notice any of these symptoms, then it is time to call in a professional AC replacement company, such as Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect your system and provide a replacement solution.

If the time has come for you to replace your air conditioner, don’t worry! At Brody Pennell, we offer flexible financing options to help make the investment more budget friendly, and we also offer impressive parts & labor warranties for your new, energy-efficient unit.

Benefits of Replacing Your Air Conditioner

There are many benefits that come with getting a new residential air conditioning system in addition to the comfort improvements you’ll notice in your home.

Additional benefits of Los Angeles AC replacement include:

  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Lower monthly energy bills
  • Higher home resale value

When it comes to professional AC replacement and installation–Brody Pennell is the team to call!

What Equipment Am I Actually Buying with an AC Replacement?

Unless you’re an AC whiz, you likely aren’t familiar with all of the air conditioning components or terminology. If you feel like your HVAC contractor is speaking in foreign tongues, don’t worry! We’ll be sure to explain every detail until you feel comfortable.

During an air conditioner install, you may need to purchase just one piece of an AC system, or you may have all the components included in your project. So it’s important to understand every part of the air conditioning system. Here are the principal components and terminology you should know:

Evaporator Coil (also known as the evaporator or indoor coil) – The indoor side of your air conditioner is called the evaporator coil. Most homes in Los Angeles have an evaporator coil right next to a furnace. Or, if there’s no furnace, there will be an evaporator coil inside a piece of equipment called an air handler. The evaporator coil is where very cold refrigerant travels through. Evaporator coils also contain a device called an expansion valve. The expansion valve keeps your coil at the necessary cool temperatures.

Condensing Unit (also referred to as a condenser, outdoor unit, or simply air conditioner) – The condensing unit is the big metal box that sits outside your home. The condensing unit builds pressure in the system and helps to cool the refrigerant. The condensing unit has several components that help with this, including a coil, a fan, and a compressor. The coil and fan help cool refrigerant, while the compressor helps build pressure.

Other Components in an Air Conditioning System – Although condenser units and evaporator coils are the key pieces of your air conditioning, don’t overlook these other critical parts:

  • Piping for refrigerant that travels between the condensing unit and evaporator coil.
  • Ductwork which carries air around your home.
  • Blower (or indoor fan) which helps airflow through the ductwork. The indoor fan is normally located inside a furnace or an air handler.
  • Thermostat which sends on and off signals to your condensing unit and blower.

What you Need to Know Before Selecting a new AC unit

Here are a few things to consider when you’re ready to replace an AC:

  • Installer – Clean workmanship is essential to the long-term operation of a new air conditioner. A shoddy install can cause poor performance and avoidable repairs. Even the most premium equipment cannot compensate for an installation job done poorly.  Choose a reputable HVAC contractor to install your equipment. Check out our checklist for choosing the right contractor.
  • Whole System or Just One Piece – Which part of your system are you looking to replace? Now might be a good time to evaluate if other pieces in your system require replacement, as there are often great incentives to purchase a full system. Another piece of info important to homeowners: most new equipment uses the refrigerant type called R-410A sometimes referred to as Puron. If your existing system uses R-22 refrigerant (also known as Freon), it won’t be compatible with an R-410A system. Due to federal regulations, equipment compatible with R-22 can no longer be sold. So, replacing one piece of your system may lead to replacing others.
  • Features – There has been a lot of innovation within the cooling industry, and air conditioners can do a lot more these days. Are you interested in a high-efficiency unit? What about systems that offer zoning in your home? Or, does the noise from your current air conditioner keep you awake at night? Brody Pennell carries a wide variety of air conditioner products. So, we can help you find an AC that meets YOUR needs!
  • How about a heat pump? – Air conditioners are exactly that: cooling only equipment. But have you heard about heat pumps? A heat pump is a combination unit that provides both cooling and heating. Heat pumps are ideal for Los Angeles homes because our winters are so mild. If you have ever considered adding heat to your home, a heat pump is a great way to enhance your home’s comfort without adding a ton of cost.
  • Brand – How important is a brand name to you? Brody Pennell offers top-of-the-line equipment from Carrier, a world leader in HVAC solutions. Millions of people around the world trust the leadership and expertise of Carrier for their homes.
  • Budget – Consider your spending limit for your air conditioner installation. Depending on the size of your project, it could be thousands of dollars. Luckily, Brody Pennell offers financing for our LA customers, which will help break down the cost of your AC install into small monthly payments.

Flexible Financing Options Available

As a homeowner, you are well aware of the costs associated with home improvement upgrades. That’s why at Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning we are dedicated to providing you with financing options that fit your budget. With our different options, you can get the comfort you deserve without causing financial strain!

With approved credit, you can get a new energy efficient cooling system with 0% interest! To learn more about our buying options, head over to our financing page or give us a call!

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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I Just Replace The Outside AC Unit?
We always recommend replacing both the indoor and outdoor unit at the same time for a few reasons. Typically, the old indoor unit will be incompatible with the new outdoor unit. Additionally, replacing just the outside unit can cause issues with your manufacturer warranty, and the system may not run efficiently–leading to breakdowns and needed repairs.
How Long Does AC Replacement Take?
Typically, our installation teams can get a new system installed properly in eight hours or less. This includes removing the old system, installing the new one, and ensuring that everything is working correctly.
How Do I Know If It’s Time To Replace My AC?

There are a few common signs to be on the lookout for when determining if you should replace your air conditioner, including:

  • Age of the system
  • Energy bills are going up
  • Frequent repairs are needed

To learn more about identifying the right time to replace your air conditioner, read this blog post.

Can AC Be Installed At Anytime of The Year?
Yes! Air conditioning systems can be installed at any time because the installation process has nothing to do with the weather. However, we typically recommend getting them installed during spring, summer, or fall.

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