Air Conditioner Cost

When during the summer months you stand in front of the fan to cool yourself down, you certainly dream of an air conditioner to cool your home. There is good news for you on this aspect. This is because in recent times buying and installing an air conditioner has becomes quite easy. In fact, the prices of air conditioners are now within the reach of people. However, when you have decided to buy an air conditioner, it is always a good idea to get in touch with a HVAC contractor because he will be the best person to tell you the size that would be most suitable for your home.

Here it must be noted that most home owners across the US report spending between $3,698 and $7,152 to install their air conditioners.

Disclaimer: Although above rates are typical average rates that can be seen across USA, they can vary in certain areas depending upon city and the variables associated with each individual project.

However, this price is typical of a central air conditioning unit than a window air conditioner. The amount you spend on the installation as well as purchase of the air conditioner to a large extent depends on the kind of system you are choosing.

The different types of air conditioners that are available in the market include:

• Window units
• Split systems
• Central systems
• Portable units

 If you have a small room in that case a window AC will be enough to keep it cool during the warm spring and summer days. The cost prices as well as the installation cost of a window air conditioner is lesser than that of a central air conditioner. However, in case you have a bigger room then a window AC will not be enough to cool it.

One must be aware of the fact that a typical air conditioner cost comprises the following:


• The air conditioning unit cost
• The air conditioning unit installation labor cost
• The air conditioning unit materials and supplies
• The air conditioning unit equipment allowance

So when you are calculating the expenses before buying an air conditioner, you need to take all these factors into account.

The cost of labor and the cost of materials and supplies to a large extent depends on the locality you are residing. This is because the availability of supplies play an important role in determining the cost. Some other factors that play an important role in determining the cost of a typical air conditioner include the SEER rating, the EER rating and the tonnage. It is obvious that systems which have a higher SEER and EER rating will cost more than the ones which have a lower rating. Similarly, higher the tonnage of the air conditioner more is the price.

However, it ought to be noted here that even if you have to invest a higher amount initially to buy a system with high SEER and EER rating, the investment is worthwhile. This is because such a machine will give you far better service in the long run than the ones which have a lower rating. In fact, machines which cost lower initially may have high operational cost in the long run.

 

 

 

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