The very first modern electrical air conditioner was invented in 1902, and since then the idea of keeping a house cool and comfortable has evolved into just an ordinary thing. However, home air conditioning can also be one of the more expensive investments in your home, albeit worth every penny.
According to Home Advisor, most homeowners will spend between $3,740 and $7,202 to have a new air conditioning system installed. There are certain factors that can drive up the costs of having a central AC system installed in your home. Take a look at a few of them to get an idea of how much you could spend if you need a replacement or new system.
Your house is larger than average.
Larger homes with larger amounts of floor space to cool are naturally going to cost you more money because you will need a larger unit to cater to the demands. However, there are other reasons why installing this larger system can grow to be more costly, including:
- It will take more manpower to maneuver the system in place
- Your unit will require more ductwork than in an average size home
- The installation process will take a lot longer to finish
Your new unit will have to go in the attic.
It is much easier to install a new central AC condenser in a basement or on the main living floor of a house than it is to install the unit in the attic. These interior units are quite large and heavy, and a lot of attics have limited access points that are not all that large. In some cases, the only way to get the unit into the attic is by disassembling the unit to some degree so it will fit through the door. Most HVAC installation experts charge by the hour, so the more difficult an installation is, the more you can expect to pay.
You have purchased a geothermal air conditioning system.
Geothermal air conditioning and heating systems are definitely worth their investment, as they can be one of the most efficient types of home cooling around. However, the cost of installation with these systems is going to be higher because a geothermal loop is installed in the ground to harness energy. The installation of the loop is a tedious process that takes a lot of time, and there are extra steps to take with the installation of these systems that would not otherwise be necessary.
For more information about air conditioning replacement, contact companies like Dale and Lee's Service Inc.