As spring progresses, our temperatures are staying fairly cool. In fact, now is usually the most enjoyable time of year in our area, as far as our weather is concerned. But soon enough, it will be hot again, and temperatures will necessitate the use of a fully functional and efficient air conditioner.
When this time comes, you’ll want to make sure that you are as prepared as you can be. So, if you’ve recently discovered that your air conditioner is perhaps about ready to call it quits, now is the time to consider an Ogden, UT air conditioning installation. But what will it cost you?
You probably came here looking for a simple answer to that question, but the truth is—it depends!
Factors That Affect AC Installation Costs
There are a number of factors that can affect the cost of your cooling system installation. For instance, having a ductless system installed could cost more money than a central system, but if you don’t already have ductwork in place to accommodate a central system, then that could be pricier.
We’re happy to help you make an educated decision when it comes to choosing a new air conditioner. You’ll want to make the best choice for your specific home and needs. Keep reading for some more factors that affect cost.
- System Efficiency: This is one of the biggest considerations to make when having a new cooling system installed. Each system comes with a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. This tells you the unit’s level of efficiency. The lowest SEER rating on the market today is 14 and the highest is 20. Of course, the higher efficiency the system, the more it’s going to cost. However, keep in mind that a higher efficiency system will help you save money in the long run as your energy bills will be reduced.
- Air Ducts: As we mentioned above, if you’re having a central AC system installed, you’ll need ductwork in place. Perhaps you already have air ducts installed. That’s great! But are they in good condition? This is another factor to consider. Installing a brand new air conditioner without knowing the condition of the ductwork it will be attached too can be a costly mistake. After all, breached or damaged ductwork can cause your cooling system to work harder than it should have to, decreasing its efficiency and increasing the wear and tear on the system.
- Sizing: It may come as no surprise to you that too small of a cooling system won’t be able to cool effectively your living space. But did you know that too large of a system can have a negative impact, as well? Too large of an air conditioner will go through a process called short-cycling, where it shuts on and off rapidly, which creates a lot of stress on the system. When choosing a system, you’ll want to go with the unit that is correctly sized for your home, no matter the cost.
- Rebates: Many communities and municipalities will reimburse you for installing a high-efficiency HVAC system. This is because the reduced energy usage helps the environment (not to mention your wallet). Be sure to check out programs in your area.
To schedule your professional air conditioning installation with highly trained professionals, simply contact Rentmeister Total Home Service.