The AC install process and what to expect from a company
AC installation can be incredibly important. If you want a new air conditioner installed, then you need a professional - but it is important to manage your expectations. AC installation takes a lot of hard work, and most air conditioning units are more complex than you might think.
Finding Air Conditioning Unit Experts
An AC system (or HVAC system) can be very complex. Getting a new system installed means finding experts - doing it yourself or relying on shady businesses can mean improper installation or even violations of local and federal regulations. The best companies are the ones that understand air conditioning systems and have proof of their past projects.
Their experience can influence installation cost, labor costs, the speed of installing air conditioning, how energy-efficient units will be, and a lot of other factors. More precise work, like a mini-split or installing ductless split systems, requires more skill. This means higher costs upfront for the central air conditioner units.
Central Air Conditioning System Installation Costs
The cost to install air heaters and conditioners can vary between $600 and $1,450 per unit, sometimes even higher. A good commercial AC unit may reach upwards of $3,000, not counting having all the ductwork installed for larger central systems. Portable units cost less, but a portable unit is also less effective overall.
Understand your typical price range. Air heating, cooling, and conditioning cost a highly varied amount, but some central air conditioners are a lot cheaper than others. You can expect to see a window AC unit cost less than a full HVAC unit, but the cost of AC installation depends on the new AC units in question and whether or not you are reusing existing ductwork.
AC Installation Unit Differences
A new AC unit could be very different from your old central AC system. From different cooing systems or a ductless split system to an entirely new seasonal energy efficiency ratio, two central AC units with all the same elements can still be vastly different overall. It is important to choose a central AC unit (either an indoor unit or an outdoor unit) or a set of HVAC systems that suit your needs.
Different heating system and cooling system types may have different levels of power (in British Thermal Units), use a different air handler to move cool air, offer different energy costs, or even just have varying cooling power overall. Even the model of the heat pump can influence how an existing AC system works.
Central Air Conditioning Costs for System Replacement
If you want a central AC unit replaced (such as with a packaged central air system), then finding good AC systems can seem tough. Experts can suggest specific systems for your needs - window AC units, indoor units, ductless systems, or even concrete pad-mounted outdoor condenser units. There are no wrong choices - some people need in-depth cooling systems, and others need a simple window unit or a condenser and compressor unit.
Replacing an Air Conditioner
Experts can take care of things like SEER rating details, indoor air handlers, and any other technical details. The important thing to know is the energy bill impacts. In general, the more cold and hot air the system needs to produce, the higher your energy bills will be. Talk to specialists if you need to know anything more specific about a particular unit you are considering choosing.
Cooling Services Includes:
Our Team Are Well Versed In The Following Vital Home AC Installation System Jobs:
Air conditioner maintenance
Air conditioner replacement
Duct cleaning & installation
Air conditioner repair
Ductless split AC systems