How Much Will Air Conditioner Installation Cost?
The air conditioner installation cost is determined by several different factors. The first step is determining what size you need. Here, bigger isn’t always better. You want one with sufficient power to cool your home, but getting one that’s too big can be an unnecessary expense.Air
How Do I Pick The Right Unit For My Air Conditioner Installation?
Air conditioning is measured by the ton, which is the cooling power of a one-ton block of ice melting in 24 hours. Some installers use a ballpark estimate for sizing equipment—but that typically leads to systems that are too big. Not only do over sized systems cost more, but they also do their cooling work too quickly, which means more frequent on/off cycles, wearing out components and gobbling electricity. Plus, they don’t have a chance to effectively dehumidify the air. Air Hawk Heating and Cooling will be sure you have the right size unit so your air conditioner installation goes smoothly.
What Other Factors Affect The Air Conditioner Installation Cost?
The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) factor is a big factor in your decision. SEER is a measure of an A/C unit’s total cooling output during a season, divided by its total electric energy input. The higher the number, the better. Units over 15 SEER usually qualify for rebates and tax credits.
Other cost considerations during the air conditioner installation might include a decision to buy a new programmable thermostat, or you might find that the design of your house is such that substantial amounts of ductwork are required to link with your existing furnace. In these cases, you’ll pay more than average.
We factor in things like the number of windows in your house, the thickness of insulation, the configuration of the attic, and your home’s orientation to the sun to come up with how much cool air each room needs. Air conditioning installation costs depend in large measure on whom you hire, what size system you need and your A/C unit’s overall efficiency.