Across the United States, air conditioners aren’t a luxury but a necessity particularly during the long hot summers where temperatures can reach a boiling point. Newer central air conditioning units have many advantages, they are quieter, more powerful, and more energy efficient helping you to save money by lowering energy bills each month. However while this is a beneficial upgrade and investment, cost is a concern so it’s important to know how to determine the costs of the system that will best suit your needs
The first step is choosing a new unit that will suit your needs. You want to Goldilocks and the three bears it. You don’t want one that doesn’t supply enough power to cool your home but getting one too powerful will drive up your energy bill . You want to get just the right size unit.
Air conditioning units are measured in tons. The larger the house the more power it will take to cool it. However, many other variables can affect which size will work best for your home. For example a basement is typically cooler than a first or second floor room because heat rises.
“You cannot calculate the size and tonnage by square foot alone,” says Dave Hutchins owner of Bay Area Air Conditioning.
After you select the unit that fits your needs, you will need to hire someone to install it. Air & Aero Heating and Cooling has a very talented team of HVAC experts and highly trained technicians with over 25 years of knowledge and experience here to assist you.
Installing an air conditioning unit is a very important task so be sure to ask a reputable pro for a free quote on installing your unit. For a basic, 2-ton AC unit, expect to pay $3,000, mid range unit will run around $5,000 and the top tier units can run well over $10,000.
Our experienced team is dedicated to helping you select the right air conditioning unit for your needs.We will be with you every step of the way from start to finish. You can find out more about all your heating and cooling needs by visiting us on the web or by taking a look through our blog articles for tips and industry information on the latest cooling technology.