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What You Need To Know Before Air Conditioning Installation

While most air conditioners will work well for years, eventually wear and tear will mean that replacement is on the horizon. There are many benefits to installing a new air conditioner. It's a fantastic opportunity to improve your home's energy efficiency, and a new system will mean more effective cooling. Before you choose a new air conditioning system, there are a few things that you need to know. Here are three things to keep in mind before your air conditioning installation.

The Condition Of Your Ductwork

Unless you are going with a ductless air conditioning system, you will need to check out your home's ductwork before air conditioning installation. Often, if you have an old and out-of-date air conditioning system, you also have out-of-date ductwork that will require either repair or replacement. Before the installation begins, you need to determine whether or not changes to your ductwork are necessary. New ductwork costs, on average, between $35 and $55 per linear foot. The average home requires somewhere between 30 and 90 linear feet of ductwork.

How Much It Will Cost

Knowing how much your new air conditioning system will cost is essential—looking into costs before the installation will help you budget and determine what features in a new system are the most important to you. The price of a new system will vary depending on the size of your home and the type of system you choose. Energy-efficient systems often cost more. The average cost of air conditioning installation ranges between $3,000 and $7,000. Your HVAC contractor will help you find the right system for your home and your budget.

How Long Installation Will Take

Another thing to consider before installation begins is how long it will take. Of course, a few different things will impact the timeline. If new ductwork is in the cards or if you have a large home, installation may take longer. Most air conditioning installations take somewhere between eight and 14 hours in total. Some contractors may do the work in one day, while others may split it up over one or two working days. Before installation starts, make sure you discuss the timeline with your HVAC contractor. 

If you are installing a new air conditioning system, there are a few important things to know before work starts. First, you need to know the condition of your ductwork and whether that also needs replacement. Next, the estimated cost of the installation is also an essential thing to know. You will pay at least a few thousand dollars for your new system. Finally, knowing the length of the installation process is also vital. 

For additional information, reach out to a company like Steele Brothers Heating Inc.


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