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How Much Is a New AC?

How Much Does a New Air Conditioner Cost?

How much can you expect to pay to have a new air conditioner installed in your home? Let’s find out!

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High Efficiency Air Conditioners

When it comes time to buy a shiny new air conditioner, many people look to replace their old unit with a higher SEER rated one to save money on energy bills.

By having a high-efficiency air conditioner installed, such as the 19 SEER Bryant 189BNV,  it is possible to save up to 38% on energy costs.

With this increase  in energy savings, you can expect to pay more up front to have a high-efficiency AC installed.

Most high-efficiency air conditioners can be installed for between $3,500-$5,000 depending on the efficiency rating and other accessories you may want added on

It’s important to note that if you are looking to purchase a high-efficiency heat pump, you can expect to pay a bit more than you would for a regular air conditioner.

This is due to the fact that a heat pump is able to both heat and cool your home, making it somewhat of an all-in-one package.

You can expect to pay between $4,000-$6,500 for a new high-efficiency heat pump system and air handler on average.

Standard Efficiency Air Conditioners

If you are looking to go the budget friendly route and purchase a standard efficiency air conditioner, such as the Comfortmaker N4A3, prices can drop quite a bit.

Standard efficiency air conditioners are around 13 SEER as opposed to the 16+ SEER high-efficiency units.

You can usually get a standard efficiency air conditioner installed for between $2,700-$3,500

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

If you have recently added on a room to your home, you may be interested in having a ductless air conditioner installed for that room.

The Mitsubishi mini-split system is a great choice that is able to both cool and heat an area of your home. 

As opposed to spending $10,000 or more to have all new ductwork ran and rerouted to your new addition, a new mini-split unit can usually be installed for between $4,500-$5,000

It’s important to note that if you choose to go the route of new ductwork being installed, your current air conditioner may now be undersized and may need to be replaced to properly cool your home.

Things To Remember

While it is always possible to do something yourself for cheaper, having your new air conditioner installed by a professionally licensed HVAC company is something you should always do. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Seasoned experts who have installed hundreds (if not thousands) of prior units will install your equipment.
  • You will receive a high quality warranty from both the manufacturer and the installing company.
  • If something goes wrong, all you have to do is call and chances are it will be fixed for free within the first year.
  • Some manufacturers will decline any warranty if the unit is not installed by a licensed HVAC company.

Need An Exact Price?

Looking to get an exact price for a new air conditioner? Did you know we offer FREE, no-obligation estimates? Yep! Give us a call today at 614-475-1800 or schedule online and we will be over as soon as the same day!