- On August 14, 2019
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There’s a lot to consider when shopping for a new AC and price is a priority for many Ottawa homeowners. We receive many inquiries over the phone and online about the cost of a new air conditioner and although we’d love to be able to provide a quote right away, we can’t without first completing a free, in-home estimate.
There are a number of variables that factor into the final price of a new air conditioner
including home size, SEER and AC brand.
Home Size: The right size air conditioner needs to be installed to efficiently deliver cool air throughout the whole house. A system that is too small, or too big, will be prone to uneven cooling, breakdowns and higher energy bills. To properly size an air conditioner, a sales representative needs to be on-site to accurately calculate the cooling load.
SEER: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is the performance rating of an AC system—with a higher SEER indicating a higher level of efficiency. The SEER you choose for your new air conditioner will have an impact on the final cost. During a free AC quote, your sales representative can present SEER options and offer expert recommendations.
Manufacturer and Brand: Not all AC systems are made equally and the manufacturer and brand will have a significant effect on your home comfort and overall cost for a new air conditioner. A reputable manufacturer that uses quality components and offers a comprehensive warranty will likely cost more upfront but will save you money in the long-term from its reliable operation.
|The Installation Company Matters
The actual equipment contributes to about half of the cost of a new air conditioner—installation makes up the other half. Make sure you use an experienced installation company that has a high-standard of service and stands behind their work with an installation guarantee.
If you’re looking to upgrade your AC system,
contact Team Harding to schedule a free, no-obligation air conditioner quote.
During this in-home appointment, we’ll explain all your options, answer any questions and let you know of any rebates or promotions that are available which can lower the price of your installation.
Harding Heating & Air Conditioning has been Ottawa’s leading home comfort specialists since 1994. We are a family owned and operated local business and all of our installers and technicians are fully licensed.