Deciding to Seek Help For Your AC Unit

By the time you finally get into bed at night, you might not want nothing more than to watch a fun television show in your cool, air conditioned master bedroom. Unfortunately, if you are experiencing trouble with your air conditioner, you might find yourself in a stuffy, uncomfortable space instead. However, air conditioning trouble doesn't have to come as a surprise. If you can learn to recognize the signs of trouble early, you might be able to call in the professionals before things turn sour. On my blog, you will be able to read through loads of helpful information on HVAC, so that you can detect trouble before it ruins your sleep.

The Basics Of AC Installation Cost


If you're looking to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home, you may be just starting the process of getting service quotes for the installation. For those who are considering their first air conditioning installation, the pricing process can be confusing. You may wonder what drives those prices. Here's a look at some of the things that can directly affect the cost of your new air conditioner installation.

The Unit Itself

First and foremost, your installation costs will be driven by the cost of the unit itself. The type of unit you select, as well as its size and output, will directly contribute to what you'll pay for that installation. For example, a standard outdoor air conditioning condenser will cost less than what you'd pay for a high-capacity split air conditioning system. You can talk with your installation contractor about the unit options and choose the one that best fits your budget.

The Type Of Installation

Another key factor for the cost of your air conditioning installation is the type of installation you're dealing with. If it's an installation of a whole new system, that's going to cost you more than if you are simply replacing a system that's not working anymore.

Installing a whole new system means having to establish the infrastructure in your home for cooling. This will be more time-intensive than if the technician can simply replace an existing system and use the infrastructure that's already there.

This cost difference also applies if you're changing the type of system. For example, if you had an outdoor condenser unit but opted to install a split system, your installation costs will be higher because of the infrastructure changes that will be required.

The Existing Ductwork

If you have opted for a forced-air system in your home, you'll need to have air ducts to carry that cool air throughout the house. If your home doesn't have integrated air ducts already, that's going to increase your installation costs for the cost of the ductwork installation as well.

You'll also see an increase in your costs, though not as substantial, if the technicians have to repair the existing ductwork due to damage or leaks. They will inspect the air ducts prior to the installation, so you'll know up-front if this additional work is required.

These are a couple of the most important factors that will affect the cost of your air conditioning installation. Talk with your AC installation service today about your budget and your options to best balance the costs with your current budget.


14 February 2020