Lyndhurst Air Conditioning Experts Explain: 6 Things that Affect AC Installation Costs
Having your air conditioning system break down in the height of winter or summer is a nightmare scenario for most. That’s why investing in one that’s energy-efficient and long-lasting is key. However, choosing the best one for your home is often easier said than done, which is why the Lyndhurst air conditioning experts from Air Temp are here to help.
Below you’ll find a range of things that will affect the price of purchasing a new air conditioning system, so read on!
Equipment Size & Cooling Capacity
One of the primary things that affect the price points of new AC systems is their size and cooling capacity. It makes sense that the larger the AC unit and the better it cools your home, the more it will cost. But keep in mind that bigger is not always better and the size often refers to an AC’s cooling capacity more so than its actual physical size. Units that are too small for your home will run overtime and ones that are too large will zap your energy bills, so consult with an expert to select the best size for you.
Type of AC System
There are many different types of air conditioners out there, like ductless AC systems and central AC systems, each with its own benefits. Of course, they also cost different prices. It goes without saying that in terms of installation costs, installing a central air conditioning unit will take much more time than a ductless one, so it will likely cost more. Thankfully, most AC installation companies in Lyndhurst, Air Temp included, will take the time to meet with you and discuss your needs so no stone is left unturned.
These days, there is a wide range of energy-efficient HVAC systems that can help you save on energy costs and keep your home more comfortable. The efficiency of heating and cooling systems are rated using the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and take into account the cooling output of each AC system on a seasonal basis. Those systems with higher SEER ratings will be more efficient than those will lower ones.
Zones & Controls
One thing that many homeowners don’t realize is that the cooling zones of your home and your AC system’s controls can also drastically affect its effectiveness and efficiency. Some homes may require multiple-zone cooling solutions while in others, a simple central air unit will suffice. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to have a licensed heating and cooling expert inspect your home’s interior and make suggestions on the best system for you. Additionally, this is where having a reliable or smart thermostat, as well as multi-zone heating and cooling solutions can come in handy, enabling you to only heat/cool areas of the home that are being used.
There are certain areas of the home, like the bathroom, kitchen, and garage, that will retain higher amounts of heat. However, innovative technology can help reduce the temperature of these warmer zones without overexerting your HVAC system. Those with wireless thermostats can even have greater control of their heating and cooling services, keeping track of them while away from the home and adjusting them accordingly.
Ductwork, Vents, & Returns
Another large factor that will affect not only the installation of a new AC system, but also its efficiency, is the ductwork, vents, and return components located throughout your home. For those investing in central air conditioning installation, this can be one of the biggest hurdles to overcome, especially in older homes with outdated vents and ductwork. If your ductwork needs to be replaced before installing your new AC system, the cost is going to be higher. Additionally, for those with existing ductwork, installation experts will have to take several things into account to ensure your home is set up for the new AC you want to install, such as the material your ducts are made from, how complicated your ductwork is, and whether it requires repairs or has any existing leaks.
When it comes to your vents, it’s important to make certain that your vents are properly placed, and you have enough of them in your household to adequately cool your home. In the case that you don’t have enough, you may need to install a few more so cool air can circulate throughout your household more freely. You’ll need both an adequate number of supply vents, as well as return vents for your AC unit to function at peak performance levels.
When installing a new AC unit, there may also be some add-ons you may want to consider, such as air purifiers, that will increase the cost of installation. Those who live in more humid areas or experience higher temperatures due to humidity during the summer months might also want to consider installing a dehumidifier, which will help keep your home cooler and make your AC run more efficiently. On the flip side, drier homes might want to invest in a humidifier to attach to their system to make the air quality better; this is especially true for those who might suffer from allergies occasionally. Installing a humidifier can help reduce your allergy symptoms, like sneezing and dry eyes.
Contact Air Temp today for your Lyndhurst air conditioning and heating needs!
In addition to installing quality air conditioning systems in Lyndhurst, we also specialize in heating equipment installation, such as high-efficiency furnaces, high-efficiency boilers, and oil-to-gas conversion solutions. We’re also available around the clock for emergency heating system repairs and HVAC maintenance.
One of the best things about contacting Air Temp for your heating and cooling needs is that we have a wide variety of products on hand, so there’s no need to wait days or even weeks for repairs or installations. We carry everything from new furnaces to generators and tankless water heaters.
For more about our products and services, contact us online today for a quote or call 1 (800) 969-1232.