How Much Does It Cost to Install an AC Unit?
Having a properly functioning HVAC system is vital to the comfort level in your home. When it’s time for a new one, there’s a good chance you need it now.
The cost to install an HVAC unit will vary based on the size of your home. This is because a more extensive space requires a more robust system. The type of system and the amount of work you may need will also affect the installation cost.
But what happens if you don’t have the money to pay for it? Thankfully, with a financing plan from HVAC Alliance Expert, you can have a state-of-the-art system installed in your home now with a payment plan to fit your budget.
Types of HVAC Systems Can Affect Installation Costs
HVAC system units vary based on how the different components work together and the fuel sources they need. Each of these variations will affect the price you can expect to pay for installation.
Packaged vs. Split Units
The heating and air conditioning components of your HVAC installation can be combined as a packaged system or purchased and installed separately as a split system.
- Packaged system — With a packaged HVAC system, the furnace and air conditioning components are installed together as one large unit and in one outdoor location — usually the roof or on a slab next to the house. This type of installation is more straightforward than split systems, so your initial labor costs will be lower.
- Split system — Split HVAC systems consist of an AC condenser installed in one place, typically outside, with the furnace in another location, often in the attic. Installation labor costs are usually higher for split systems, but they will save you money in the long run because of their higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings.
Gas vs. Electric Furnace
While central air conditioners need electricity to function, HVAC systems can use either gas or electricity to power the heating component.
- Gas furnace — A gas furnace is less expensive to operate, but it will cost more to purchase. For this reason, the installation will be more costly.
- Electric furnace — An electric furnace has a lower price point so that the installation will cost you less out of pocket. Electric models also have life spans almost double that of their gas counterparts, but they also result in much higher utility bills each month.
Other Factors That Influence HVAC Installation Costs
With all of the other variables that go into pricing an HVAC installation, it’s almost impossible to know your price until you receive a customized quote. The following factors may also influence your quoted price:
New or Repaired Ductwork
If your previous system used ducting still in good shape, this would bring down your new system’s installation costs. We can install new air ducts or repair those already there; however, this will add to your labor costs.
Are you okay with keeping your current thermostat, or do you plan to upgrade to a wireless or smart thermostat? Any new equipment will increase your total cost.
We can use your existing wiring as long as all wires and connections are sound. If we don’t need to replace any electrical components, your cost will be lower.
If the HVAC will be installed in hard-to-reach areas or if you need structural reinforcement or a new concrete slab, your cost will reflect the extra work and materials required.
Take Advantage of Interest-Free Financing
You shouldn’t have to put off replacing your old, worn-out HVAC system or settle for a less powerful or efficient unit than what you need. If you lack the savings reserves to cover your entire project all at once, look for financing programs like those offered by HVAC Alliance Expert.
We’ll connect you with leading lenders like Wells Fargo, Synchrony, and EnerBank USA. Get your new HVAC unit installed now! Enjoy:
- No money down and no interest.
- Payments tailored to fit your budget — as low as $1.75 per day.
- An easy application process.
- Approvals for homeowners, no matter your credit history.
Schedule an HVAC Installation Estimate Today
To find out how much your HVAC unit installation will cost, call HVAC Alliance Expert today at (855) 999-4417 and get a free, no-obligation quote.
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