Did you know that over 30% of Albertans owned or wanted to purchase an air conditioner in 2019? Those numbers are going to keep rising as our climate gets warmer.
If you're considering installing a new air conditioning system, it's crucial to understand the associated costs and factors involved.
From the initial investment to long-term savings and everything in between, today’s blog aims to provide a concise and informative overview of what you can expect regarding the cost of installing a new AC system in Edmonton.
Whether you're a homeowner or a business owner, this guide will help you make an informed decision and confidently navigate the process. Let's dive in!
Factors to Consider
The cost of installing a new air conditioning system in Edmonton can vary depending on various factors.
The size of your space. The AC unit size you need will depend on the area size you want to cool. Do you have an apartment or a three-story estate? Installing a larger AC unit will cost more than smaller or portable options.
The type of AC system. There are several types of AC systems to choose from and each has their own benefits. A central air conditioning system typically costs more than a window unit, but they are more efficient at cooling an entire home. It’s also important to consider that certain systems may be more energy efficient, saving you more money over time instead of in up-front installation costs.
Features and add-ons. These days, a new ac system can also involve a variety of additional features and smart home integration options. If you want additional AC features, such as a smart thermostat or air purifier, these will have to be factored into the final cost as well.
General Prices & Promotions
Roughly, installing a new central air conditioning system in Edmonton can range from $5,500 to over $10,000.
At Modern Air & Water, we carry a variety of Lennox air conditioners at different price points. The eventual price depends entirely on the type and size of the unit you choose.
At the moment, we’re running a contest where you can win back the installation costs of your new AC or furnace! This contest has been reviewed and approved to run between the dates of May 1st to September 4th, 2023.
Types of Air Conditioners
There are a few different types of air conditioners you'll want to consider.
Central air systems cool an entire space evenly, providing consistent and efficient cooling throughout the building. They can maintain a comfortable temperature even during extreme heat. But, they require regular professional maintenance to ensure they operate at their best.
Ductless mini-split air conditioning systems, also known as ductless heat pumps or ductless HVAC systems, offer an alternative cooling and heating option. Ductless mini splits are highly energy-efficient compared to central air conditioning systems. They allow for zoned cooling, which means you can cool specific areas or rooms individually, avoiding the need to cool the entire building when unnecessary. This targeted cooling reduces energy waste and can lead to lower utility bills. While installing ductless mini splits is generally more accessible and less invasive than central air systems, the initial cost can be higher. The price of equipment and installation per indoor unit can add up, especially if you need multiple units to cool multiple rooms.
The Ongoing Cost of Air Conditioner Maintenance
Air conditioning systems consume energy to cool your home. The ongoing cost of running your AC will depend on the energy efficiency of the unit and the price of electricity in Edmonton at any given time.
AC units have a lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced. The ongoing cost of AC systems will include the cost of replacing the unit when it reaches the end of its useful life. If your AC is over 15 years old, we strongly recommend getting a quote on a replacement that is more energy efficient.
Finally, air conditioners require regular maintenance to keep them operating efficiently. The maintenance cost will depend on the complexity of the system and the amount of work required.
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