Installing a new air conditioning unit is never fun, but unfortunately having an AC unit isn’t just a luxury item, it’s a must have, especially during the summer months. Luckily for you, when the time comes you’ll be ready with a solution.
What Shape and Size?
A/C units are definitely not a ‘one size fits all’ kind of thing. Each home has specific needs and measurements. Size also affects efficiently. If you buy an A/C unit that’s too big, you’ll end up paying more than you needed. If you buy an A/C unit that’s too small, it won’t have enough power to cool off your home.
What Are Some Of the Other Air Conditioning Cost Factors?
Hiring a contractor to look at you previous A/C unit and install your new A/C unit is an absolute must. They can help figure out what kind of central A/C unit is best for your home. That will cost money. You’ll also have to pay for any assistants the contractor brings to your home. You’ll also be charged for any materials used during the installation like: the air conditioning unit, chemical, and other materials.
Since you’re looking to replace your old central air conditioning system, you’ll also need to take a look at your duct work. You’ll need to check for:
- Holes – the holes in your duct work could be making your A/C unit work twice as hard.
- Poor indoor air quality – if you have debris floating throughout the air in your home, you could possibly need some duct work repair.
- Room temperature irregularities – If you find it’s too hard to heat up or cool off a room, your duct work isn’t working properly.
Replacing your duct work will be another added cost to think about when you replace your old A/C unit. The good thing is that if you replace your A/C unit and your duct work at the same time, you won’t have to worry about repairs for years to come.