A new air conditioning system can go a long way in improving the flow and quality of air in your home. In addition, new inverter split system air conditioners are more energy-efficient, quieter, and can both heat and cool from the same unit.. But every step you take to cool or heat your home costs money. So how much does the installation of a new air conditioning system cost?
How much does installation cost?
In most cases, the cost of installation will be affected by the type of air conditioning you wish to install. For instance, installing a new split system back to back can cost you anything from $700 to $850. This cost is a rough estimate and the fee charged by most installers across the country will fall within this range. There are contractors who might charge less, about $400, but these low fees may not be inclusive of the electrical work that has to be done.
What determines the cost of installation?
If you have purchased the unit yourself, you will have to hire two more contractors to install it, and this costs money. The extra contractors include an electrician and a refrigeration mechanic. Whoever you decide to hire, must be a licensed tradesman. In addition to hiring extra contractors, the cost of a new installation might take into account the possibility that the air conditioner could break down. In such a case, before getting into a contract with an installer, it’s important to determine how breakdowns will be handled and who will pay for them.
More often than not, tradesmen will visit the site to inspect the site before HVAC installation or repair. This will help determine the most effective and esthetically pleasing position for the split system unit.
At the end of the day, proper installation of your air conditioning unit is just as important as ensuring that you buy the right air conditioner. The features of the air conditioner, as well as its brand, will help to make the right choice. Always remember that while installation may cost more than you anticipated, it’s better to pay more and have your unit installed right than to pay less only for you to have to deal with costly repairs later. Always use a licensed tradesman.