As the summer months approach, the last thing you want to think about is not having air conditioning in your home. Replacement costs for air conditioners can vary significantly. If you currently have a unit in place, it might only cost you a few thousand to replace your unit. When you need ductwork and various other parts to get the system installed, the price can rise quite substantially. SEER ratings are also going to play a big role in how much money your unit is going to cost.
Split System Units
Most air conditioners are referred to as a split system. It allows for the loudest part of the system to be on the outside of your structure, while the cold coil portion is located on the inside of the building. Due to the demands of a split system, proper ductwork is necessary. If your home has a unit already installed, you might be able to minimize the amount of work needed to help keep costs down.
Warranty and Installation
Just like any other appliance for your home, the cost of replacing an air conditioning unit isn’t limited to just the cost of equipment and materials. It also includes the cost to install the unit. To find out more about the cost of installation, you need to speak with a licensed professional who can answer any questions you might have.
You might want to invest in a maintenance package for at least the first few years you have the unit. Not only will this help to maintain the warranty terms, but it will also give you the peace of mind you need when buying a new unit. Beyond keeping your costs low, it will also save you a ton of money on your energy bills over the next few years.