Choosing the right AC replacement

Whether your air conditioner is beyond repair or you’re looking to upgrade, we’ll make sure your home’s cool and your budget’s comfortable

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Tetra installs three kinds of cooling systems

Bryant central air conditioner unit

Central Air Conditioner

A typical central air conditioning system is a two-part, or split system that includes an outdoor component and an indoor component, connected by a series of refrigeration lines. Central air conditioning requires the installation ducting throughout your home. While the cost of installing central air is an investment, it offers many benefits such as reduced humidity and cleaner air. And because the compressor-bearing unit is located outdoors, central AC is the quietest option for cooling your home.

GREE ductless mini split

Ductless Mini Split

A ductless mini split is a smart way to cool a room without having to install ductwork, or install and remove window units each year. Ductless mini splits also have an indoor and outdoor component, but the indoor component goes directly in the room you want to cool. Ductless mini splits won’t cool your entire home, but they are an affordable option if you want to cool a few rooms or a smaller space.

High efficiency heat pump

Heat Pump

A heat pump uses refrigeration technology and electricity to provide both heating and cooling for your home. In heating mode, the heat pump extracts heat from the air outside your home, and in cooling mode, it does the opposite—it transfers heat out of your home and returns cool air inside. Heat pumps can be ducted, like central ac, or ductless like a mini-split. Heat pumps offer the highest efficiency rates (as high as 300%) of any heating/cooling appliance.

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of AC system in Massachusetts home

What is a SEER rating?

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating is a measure of your AC’s efficiency.
 A SEER number comes from dividing cooling output by the required energy input.

SEER ratings range from 13 to as high as 21, with a higher rating meaning better efficiency. Experts recommend you choose an AC with a SEER rating of at least 15. Higher SEER ratings come with a higher cost, but your monthly expenses will be much lower.

What will my new AC cost?

The cost depends on your needs, the model, efficiency rating, and other factors. Whatever system you choose, you’ll save an average of $1,900 when you work with Tetra.

Save money, save the planet

Installing an energy-efficient air conditioner can have a big impact on your monthly energy bill. Homeowners who opt for energy efficient models report savings of 25% or higher.

By choosing high-efficiency appliances, you're also doing your part to fight climate change. Replacing your old air conditioner is almost as effective as giving up your car!

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Benefits of a new system

A healthier home

Upgrading your ac means better air quality. New air conditioning units have top-rate filters that rid your home of airborne dust particles, bacteria, fungi, and microbes.

Peace and quiet

Older air conditioners can be noisy, especially when their fans start to wear and tear. New ac technology is quieter than ever—comparable to the sound of your refrigerator.

Consistent comfort

As your air conditioner ages, you'll start to notice temperature fluctuations or increased humidity. A newer system cools your home evenly so it's always comfortable.

“I had a ductless mini split installed.  Very professional, responsive, excellent quality, and exceptional price.  Half the costs of all other bids I got for the job.”
Jack O.
Springfield, MA
New air conditioning units with top-rate filters rid your home of airborne dust particles, bacteria, fungi, and microbes
“I had a ductless mini split installed.  Very professional, responsive, excellent quality, and exceptional price.  Half the costs of all other bids I got for the job.”
Jack O.
Springfield, MA

Everything is included.

We won’t surprise you with hidden fees. Your proposal includes your new system, parts, materials, labor, electrical, safe disposal of the old system, permits, taxes, and fees.

Signs it’s time to upgrade

Signs its time to upgrade and replace your home air conditioner

Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old

Older air conditioners are more likely to have issues and they cost more to run. Plus, technology has improved dramatically in the past 10 years.

You see an increase in your energy bill

Older air conditioners are more likely to have issues and they cost more to run. Plus, technology has improved dramatically in the past 10 years.

Your air conditioner is louder than before

Older air conditioners are more likely to have issues and they cost more to run. Plus, technology has improved dramatically in the past 10 years.

Your home is hotter than it before

Older air conditioners are more likely to have issues and they cost more to run. Plus, technology has improved dramatically in the past 10 years.

Save thousands when you upgrade

High-efficiency appliances can make your home more comfortable and significantly reduce your energy bills. If you're upgrading to a high-efficiency appliance, incentive programs, like Mass Save, offer rebates to make the cost more manageable.

Tetra gets you available rebates before installation day for a huge upfront discount. No paperwork, no waiting, no fuss.

Here’s a breakdown of the rebates available to you through Mass Save®

Product

Amount

Central Air Conditioning

$50 per ton*

Central Heat Pump

$250 per ton*

Mini-Split Heat Pump

Up to $250 per ton*

Smart & Programmable Thermostats

Up to $100 or price-discount and no-cost installation*

Always the lowest price

We guarantee you won't find a lower price for your air conditioner replacement. We skip sales fees and commission, and pass the savings onto you. We're so confident in our prices that if you find a lower quote, we'll beat it by $300.

Efficiency equals savings

Upgrading to a more efficient air conditioner can have a big impact on your monthly energy bill. Homeowners who replace their air conditioners with energy-efficient models report energy cost savings of 25% or higher.

Save money & the planet

Making small changes to your home heating can have a big impact on climate change. When you replace your older air conditioner with a newer, energy-efficient model, it's almost as effective as giving your car!

Frequently asked questions

When will you install my system?

We can install your system as soon as 7 days after you put down your deposit.

Who is doing the installation?

One of Tetra's fully vetted, top-quality installers will handle the job. We only work with the best local pros.

Will I be charged extra if something unexpected happens on installation day?

No. Our pricing is firm. We’ll confirm the cost of your project after your walkthrough and there will be no changes in price after that point—no matter what happens on installation day.

How does the warranty work? If there are any issues, who do I call? Does Tetra fix it? What’s covered?

Your warranty kicks in as soon as your system is installed. Please note, your warranty is through the manufacturer of your system, not through Tetra. Coverage varies depending on the manufacturer, so you’ll need to check your specific warranty to see what’s covered. You don’t have to pay for anything that’s covered under your warranty.

Many warranties require things like online registration or proof of annual maintenance, so it’s smart to check the details of your warranty right away. If you ever have issues with your system or questions about your warranty, please give us a call at (413) 930-4281.

You haven’t been to my house. How do you know what I need?

We can make specific recommendations based on the information you provided and our experience installing hundreds of systems. Plus, the pre-installation walkthrough gives us an opportunity to confirm the recommendation.

How much does it cost to run the system on a monthly basis?

Monthly costs vary based on usage, the number of people in your household, and other factors. However, homeowners who install energy-efficient appliances report energy cost savings of 25% or higher.