Upgrading an air conditioner is a financial investment, so homeowners often have a number of questions about AC installation. If you’re considering replacement, it’s important that you work with a company that takes the time to explain the process and answers all your questions.
Over the years, we’ve answered a number of questions from our customers and the following are the most frequently asked about AC installation.
How much does a new air conditioner cost?
Price for AC installation varies based on a number of factors. System capacity, brand, model, efficiency, home size and installation all contribute to the price—which is why it’s difficult to provide an estimate without coming to the home. Only after calculating the home’s cooling requirements and speaking with the homeowner about the needs can a company provide an accurate quote.
What’s the most important factor to consider when it comes to AC installation?
Many homeowners focus on AC model or brand—which is important—but the installation company is just as important. A poorly installed air conditioner can be inefficient, prone to breakdowns and have a limited lifespan. Make sure to choose an air conditioning company that is factory trained, stands behind their work with installation guarantees and employs licensed and certified installers.
Can I just buy an air conditioner and install it myself?
AC installation is not a DIY project, it requires training, experience and specialized knowledge. One small mistake could lead to a number of problems and most AC manufacturers will not honour the warranty if the unit wasn’t professionally installed.
|Have more questions? Andrew Vasilak, an HVAC expert at HAMCO Heating & Cooling shared some of his best-kept tips in a recent Q&A.
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HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been serving the heating and air conditioning needs of Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby and Brantford areas since 1946. We have a wide range of air conditioners to fit your specific needs and budget and the expertise to install and service a wide range of cooling systems.