If you are thinking about getting an air conditioning unit then you certainly have a lot to think about. One thing that you may need to take into consideration is the price of the system itself; however this will depend on the type of system you want, the efficiency rating, and the size of your home.

Define Your  AC Goals

Before you go out and hire an AC contractor in Volusia and Flagler counties, you should first think about what it is you are indeed looking to accomplish. Options such as Ductless Systems are optimum for heating and cooling a single room area, such as a Florida room or an annexation to your home. With these, you also have the ability to control the temperature solely for that specific area, thus giving the homeowner an option if convenience is what they are looking for. More conventionally, your home will have a Central Heating and Air Conditioning System. In Florida, the most common of these are Heat Pump Systems. Depending on the size and style of your home, you will either have a system that is composed of two units (an Air Handler indoor, and Condensing Unit outdoor), or one full unit outdoor known as a Package Unit. These are more commonly used on smaller homes such as single or double wide manufactured homes.

Know Your Capacity

All these options for your home must be sized properly for your home. This is done by measuring your homes Heat Load Calculation. This calculation takes into account different aspects of your home such as square footage, amount and type of windows, the degree of insulation, etc. Then once sized properly, the homeowner chooses the degree of efficiency they are looking to invest into their system. While it is always wise to invest in the best efficiency possible, more efficiency does increase the cost of the system. Ultimately, this comes down to the right balance the consumer is looking to achieve in terms of Value vs. Initial Investment.

AC Unit Cost

So now you know what types of HVAC air conditioning systems are out there, it’s time to take a look at how much they actually cost. A system is measured by the amount of heat it can remove in an hour, and a more efficient system will be able to do this much faster and less costly when compared to a less efficient system but these are often more expensive. If you purchase a system that is not sized properly for your home, it will waste energy as well as shorten the life of the unit and can cause further possible damage to the homes existing duct work. You will find that some brands are more expensive than others as well, even if they are for the same size of home. As you see the total installation cost of an AC unit may vary enormously depending one the size, type, and efficiency. Anywhere from $3,200 to up to $6,000-$7,000 sometimes. Why not contact your Central Florida or Daytona Beach HVAC provider for a quote on your air conditioning unit?