What Factors Affect Air Conditioning Installation Costs?

When you need new air conditioning installed, you may wonder how much it will cost. Unfortunately, the cost of air conditioning installation services can vary based on many different factors. Here are a few of the factors that can affect how much you will be quoted and pay for air conditioning installation. 

The Type and Size of System That is Being Installed

There are different types of air conditioning systems that may be installed in your home. This includes a central air conditioning unit, an HVAC unit, a heat pump or a ductless air conditioning unit. The type of unit that you select, and the size of the unit, will play a role in how much your unit costs to install. As a general rule of thumb, heat pumps are the most expensive type of unit to install, with a central air conditioning unit being the cheapest. 

Where the Air Conditioning Unit is Being Installed

Another factor that can affect how much an air conditioning unit costs to install is where the air conditioning unit is being installed. Units can be installed on your roof, on the ground outside, or in a basement. If a unit is installed on the roof, a crane generally has to be rented to hoist the air conditioning unit safely upwards. This can increase the installation costs significantly. Likewise, if an installer only has a small, tight space to work with, installation can take longer than if they have an open, easily accessible space. 

The Condition and Placement of Supporting Parts

The final factor that can affect air conditioning installation costs is the condition and placement of supporting parts or systems. This includes ductwork, vents and/or air grates. In order for the air conditioning unit to work properly, these supporting services must be in good condition. An installer must inspect them and then make the needed repairs or replace them. The amount of time it takes to inspect and then repair or replace these supporting parts can increase your installation costs. 

The weather is starting to heat up, which means that now is the perfect time to get your air conditioning unit ready for summer. If your air conditioning unit is old, not efficient or requires a ton of repairs to get it summer-ready, it may be time to invest in a new unit. Contact an air conditioning installation service today to find out how much it will cost to replace your existing unit with a new one.