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How Much Does an Air Conditioner Cost to Install or Replace?

Are you are moving into a new home? Is your cooling system not working the best anymore? Then you might be thinking about installing a new air-conditioning system. Although it can be expensive, BVS Home Experts is here to help you find the system that is best and most affordable for you. Every person has different needs and there are a bunch of options to choose from when deciding what works best for you.

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Types of Air Conditioning Systems and Cost

The most common type of air conditioner system in Texas is a split-system heating and air conditioning system. They are called split systems because they have parts located inside and outside your home. Split systems have a cool refrigerant to keep the air cool and can have a gas furnace to make heat. They may cost more initially than a portable unit, but over time they are more cost-effective.

The average cost to install central air nationally is $5,750, with $1,700 on the low end and $11,000 on the high end.


What’s Involved in Installation

The cost to install after purchasing your AC unit depends on a number of factors. These including the size of your home and how complicated your ductwork is. You need a licensed air-conditioning technician with electrical qualifications to wire the unit into your home. You should not attempt to install central air conditioning on your own since you need a license to handle the refrigerant chemicals involved.


Factors affecting Installation Costs

Each home is different, making each installation cost different as well. Here are some factors that change the cost of installation:

  • How complex the installation is: including how much piping is required and the complexity of ductwork
  • Number of units being installed
  • Type, size and brand of the units being installed
  • Any possible upgrades or repairs to the electrical system, if needed


Replacing Your Air Conditioning Unit

If your system is getting old or has broken down, it may be time to replace or upgrade it. Air-conditioning units on average last 15-20 years. It is usually cheaper to replace air-conditioning units instead of installing a completely new system because they shouldn’t require new electrical work. Newer systems also save money because they are often more efficient than an old one, saving utility costs.


Perks of Replacing your AC Unit

Technology is advancing rapidly and every year there are smarter, more effective cooling systems on the market. If you replace the air-conditioning in your Houston home you could have:

  • Improved air quality
  • Less frequent repair
  • Lower cooling cost
  • Higher comfort in your home
  • More reliability


If you are looking to install or replace you air conditioning system, call BVS Home experts today! We have 24-hour technicians waiting to take your call and help you with your home needs.

Author Bio:

Ronald Via

Ronald is one of the key contributors to BVS Home Experts, a family-owned and operated full-service air conditioning and heating company serving the Katy and West Houston areas. With a deep understanding of air conditioning and heating concerns, Ronald brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers.


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