Upgrading your old, noisy, and possibly leaky air conditioning unit to a central air conditioning system can seem like a daunting task. Most people are worried about the process being cumbersome and about the costs associated with the upgrade being too high. However, that does not need to be the case, and installing a central air conditioning system can be easier and more hassle-free than you think. It is easy to install in most homes, including older ones, with or without ductwork preinstalled.
What is The Average Cost of Installing a New AC Unit?
So let’s get right into homeowners’ biggest concern when installing a new AC unit––the price. If your home already has ductwork in place, the average total installation price for, say, a 2.5 ton central AC system for the whole house would be about USD 3,900 to USD 5,000 for a 1,600 to 2,000 square feet house.
The After Hours HVAC air conditioning service, Shepherdsville, specializes in such installations. For homes that have forced air heating ducts already installed, as is the case with most homes, our contractor will be able to put a coil in for the air conditioning system along with the electricals and finish the installation within two to three days.
For a more powerful, more efficient air conditioning system, the price can go up much higher (USD 10,000 to USD 15,000), depending on the size of your home.
What Do You Get for The Average Price of Installing/Replacing a Central AC?
The estimate mentioned above of the replacement price includes new equipment that is custom-sized to your home, an AC cabinet with ECM blower motor, and a labor evaporator coil. The price also covers the wiring for the system, which includes adapters, as well as all the harnesses needed to connect the AC unit with the furnace. Also covered are all the necessary safety shutoffs. In addition, a new refrigerant (typically R410A) and a new condenser along with a compressor are included.
In terms of labour, the installation process includes putting the entire air conditioning system together, adding the proper amount of refrigerant charge as per the manufacturer’s specifications, testing superheating and subcooling to make sure the system is properly charged as well as connecting the whole system to the thermostat and testing for proper airflow. As far as servicing is concerned for air conditioning installation, Shepherdsville has the best and most trusted hands in the form of After Hours HVAC.
- Please note that the above price estimates are based on the assumption that –
You already have the necessary ductwork and line sets used to carry refrigerant between the outdoor unit and the indoor unit in place.
- Proper electrical connections are installed with a circuit breaker, good gauge electric cables, and an outdoor disconnect box.
- Your copper tubing, thermostat and wiring, and electrical connections to the indoor unit are in good condition.
Installing an AC unit must be done with care, and any issues that may arise due to faults with any part of the process must be addressed immediately and properly to avoid future issues with your AC. Most importantly, to avoid costing a fortune to fix. For this reason, it is important to call on reliable contractors and technicians to install your new AC. The After Hours Heating and Air are the best in business and specializes in heating and cooling for homes and businesses across Louisville, KY. Call us today.