Replacing your central AC is a major investment. However, it is possible to control the costs and plan your new AC installation around your household’s budget — no matter what a salesman tells you to the contrary. This is every bit as true in Kingman as it is anywhere else.
That means that your price will depend a lot on what you want to get out of your AC and what kind of installation you’re looking at — which is important, because the actual range of prices is pretty wide. For example, in Kingman, the cost of replacing a central air conditioning unit can go from roughly $3,500 to $13,000 or more. That’s a big difference!
So, where does your AC replacement fall in this range? It’s going to depend a lot on these factors:
What is the square footage of your home?
Larger homes require more powerful air conditioning systems, and may also require more extensive work involving ducts or other add-ons. That raises the cost.
What are your energy use habits?
In general, higher performance units are more expensive up front, but save you a lot on energy costs in the long term. While it’s always a good idea to go as energy-efficiency as you comfortably can, those savings may not matter as much if you already keep your AC on a timer, set it to a moderate temperature (instead of ice cold) and take basic energy saving measures around the home. A home energy audit could help you determine this.
Do you have the appropriate ductwork for the new unit?
If air ducts need to be repaired, added, or reconfigured, that will affect the final cost of replacing your AC.
Is any other work needed besides the installation?
Some people choose to add insulation when they replace AC. Others need to modify where their air conditioning unit is located. These often improve the final outcome, but do raise the initial cost.
Remember that YOU get to choose how much you are willing to spend on a new air conditioner.
If you have a budget of $6,000, your sales or installation team should be able to work around that and walk you through what you can or cannot expect. If your budget doesn’t match your needs, they should be proactive in offering solutions to save you as much money as possible.
How to Keep the Cost Down When Replacing Your AC
Replacing your AC system is never a small job, but it’s one that can cost more or less depending on the choices you make. Here are four ways you can save as much money as possible:
Set a budget from the start.
It’s much easier to control your costs when you know what you can comfortably spend in advance. A good budget should be a range, so that you can decide whether it’s worth upgrading to something at the higher end, or if it makes more sense to keep as low as possible.
Take the time to talk about tax breaks and manufacturer rebates.
These can be huge when it comes to replacing AC. At Ambient Edge, we can help you identify current rebates and tax credits to help you save the most money possible.
Go as energy-efficiency as you’re able to.
It’s pretty rare that someone regrets getting a more energy-efficient AC system. The savings really do add up.
Know what’s included.
At Ambient Edge, we include a FREE installation estimate when you’re buying your new AC unit from us, and we also include a FREE year of maintenance on your unit. Many other companies tack these on as added costs. Make sure you know what you’re getting in the price you’re quoted.
Replacing Your AC? We’ve Got the Answers You Need
Our Kingman air conditioning installation team is happy to answer your questions and help you identify units that work with your budget. We offer comprehensive installation services which can include insulation, ductwork, and other peripheral services as well as the new unit and installation itself. Let us help you get cost-effective AC — with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Give us a call at 928-263-8698 or fill out the form to your right and talk to a professional today.