Central AC is one of the biggest investments you make in your home. In Las Vegas, it’s all but required: you can get by with a window unit or a lot of fans, but it isn’t pleasant. But central air conditioning is still a major overhaul to your home, and cost is a concern for many homeowners. You need to know what to expect before you start evaluating your options.
Each home is unique and determining cost for central air conditioning units in Las Vegas takes in to account several factors.
- Type and size of the unit needed.
- Square footage of home
- Features and addons
Cost can range anywhere from $3500 to upwards of $13,000 or more depending on the above factors.
Of course, bargains are occasionally available, especially if you buy in the off-season. Many local AC vendors will welcome business in the fall and winter months, and will offer substantial savings or go over available rebates with you. The best way to get an accurate estimate is by scheduling an in-home evaluation with a licensed professional. They can come out and evaluate load calculations and measure to give you an idea of the size of unit you need and what cost would be associated with installation.
What other costs should I expect to pay for a central AC unit?
Be aware that all of the prices above are just generic ranges for air conditioner unit installation with existing function ductwork and those prices ranges don’t factor in other circumstances that could greatly affect your price. Issue like needing to install or replace existing ductwork will have a major impact on overall price. Be sure your AC vendor is aware of any exceptional circumstances so they can give you an accurate estimate.
Beyond that, beware of hidden fees. Don’t pay for an “estimate”—a reputable company will provide it for free.
How can I save money on my central AC unit?
While central AC will always be a big investment, there are a few ways to make it more affordable:
- Look for factory rebates. This can take hundreds of dollars off your unit.
- Be aware of tax credits and deductions. Energy-efficient units can often be written off on your taxes or may even carry a tax credit.
- Consider long term costs. Sometimes, spending slightly more on the unit can save you substantially in energy costs. Vendors should be able to show you energy savings when comparing two different units.
If you’re replacing an existing AC unit, you could also consider simply having it repaired. Even replacing a major component like the compressor is cheaper than a new unit, although newer models do tend to be much more efficient.
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