How Much Does Ductless Air Conditioning Cost?

ductless air conditioningInstalling a new air conditioning system in your home is a big investment, especially if you’ve never had a central air conditioning system in your home before. If you’re not ready to pay the upfront costs of installing duct work, ductless air conditioning is a cost-effective solution that will keep you cool all summer long. If you’re opting to install ductless HVAC in your home, the cost will depend on the size of your house, although the average cost is between $3,000 and $5,000.

Learn more about the contributing factors of ductless air conditioning costs below!

The Amount of Cooling Needed

The largest factor effecting the cost of your ductless air conditioning installation is the size of your house and the square footage that you will need to keep cool. With a ductless air conditioning system, there is a single handler that additional units can be attached to so you can choose which spaces have air conditioning, and which do not.

Efficiency of the System

Ductless air conditioning systems are one of the most energy-efficient ways to cool your home. When  purchasing a system, keep an eye out for the efficiency rating on the system. They will cost your more up front but will save you a lot of time and money overtime.

Installation Time & Hourly Rate

The largest portion of the total cost to install ductless air conditioning is going to be the labor. The process of installing ductless HVAC includes installing the indoor unit(s) by mounting them on the walls, positioning the outdoor unit on a concrete slab in your yard, run refrigerant lines, control wiring, and installing electrical connections between the units. The installation process as a whole is very straight forward but it needs to be installed properly, which will take your HVAC technician time.

Power Requirements

Your ductless HVAC system will need an exterior GFCI outlet in order for the system to run. If you do not have a GFCI outlet, you will need to install one. Another extra cost that could come up is if your house is older and having to replace the electrical to be up to code.

To schedule your ductless air conditioning installation, contact our team today at (781) 639-9222.

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