What’s a Fair Price for a New Air Conditioner?

What’s too much to pay for a new air conditioner? Whether you’re installing a new AC unit in your new construction project or you’re replacing an old unit, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting a fair deal.

According to Home Advisor, installing a new central air conditioner will set you back about $5,444, on average. Depending on the labor costs of your individual project and the system you choose to install, a new AC unit will cost between $3,747 and $7,240.

Types of AC Units

When it’s time to install a new AC unit in your home or replace an old AC unit, you have a few options to choose from. Depending on the size of your home, the use of the system, and your current ductwork, you may choose a central AC unit, a split AC system, or a portable AC unit. The cost and installation process may vary by type of unit. You should also consult with a professional HVAC installer to decide on the properly sized AC unit to install.

Central AC Units

Central AC units use a system of return ducts to carry conditioned air around the home and maintain comfort levels. A major perk of this type of system is that they tend to keep temperatures consistent throughout the house since the system is interconnected. When you think of a traditional AC unit, you’re thinking of a central AC unit.

Split AC Systems

A split air conditioner is comprised of outside and inside units. Because the two components are connected by tubes and wiring (not by ductwork), this type of unit does not require major installation. Ductless mini-split systems are a specific type of AC unit that is smaller and more flexible. Just need to cool individual rooms? You might consider this type of system.

Portable AC Units

Portable AC units, or window units, are typically mounted on the walls or windows in a particular space. Only able to cool one room at a time, you might consider this as an added AC unit to supplement your current system. Great rooms for a portable AC unit include garages, basement apartments, attic bonus rooms, and exterior enclosed spaces. Small homes with fewer rooms may opt for a portable AC unit as the primary cooling component.

Air Conditioner Replacement Cost

Replacing an air conditioner in your Denver home can be just as expensive as installing an AC system for the very first time (in a new home or to supplement a furnace!). According to Home Advisor, the “cost to replace a central air conditioner is about $5000”. Depending on your home’s size and the difficulty of the project, this price may vary from homeowner to homeowner. You must also consider the labor required to dispose of your old AC unit—don’t forget to ask about these additional costs upfront when choosing an HVAC company!

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