How much does it cost to install a ductless air conditioning?
Any ductless air condition installation is going to demand a qualified installer. Generally, it is the same company selling the equipment as it is installing it, though some homeowners may be able to seek out quotes from several contractors before making their decision. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America can usually direct an interested consumer to licensed and qualified HVAC professionals in their region or area.
Additional considerations and costs – Air Conditioner Installation
Additionally, the costs given do not include such things as the addition of heating functions and lines, the removal of old HVAC equipment, and the managing of existing ductwork that is no longer required. These would vary from project to project, but must be taken into consideration when developing the budget.
To install a one to four room system begins with the creation of an opening in the exterior wall of the home, and the running of refrigerant and electrical lines into the rooms in which the wall or ceiling air handlers will be installed. This running of the lines is where the bulk of the labor will focus. Installers may increase costs if attic or basement space is very difficult to work in, or if special efforts must be made to get supply lines to the area of the rooms in which the air handlers 1 will be mounted. The air handlers 1 are mounted high on a wall or in the ceiling per the choice of the homeowner, and there are no costs differences in equipment selection.
Additional costs and materials associated with this project include:
- Poured concrete pad for outdoor condenser – This is a nominal expense as it will not even use a single yard of concrete, and total costs will not exceed
- Creating an opening in exterior wall – This will vary widely due to the many different materials from which homes are constructed. For instance, a home with wood framing, plywood 3, and vinyl 4 or metal siding will be far less difficult to handle than one made of stucco 5 or logs. Many ductless air conditioning installers will include such work in their estimates, but you should ask about their experience with the exterior work if you have concerns about any problems arising. It should take no more than two to three hours to make the 3″ diameter opening through which all of the lines are inserted.
- Upgrading and installing electrical supplies adequate to the needs of the system:
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