Cost of a New AC Unit in Phoenix


Air conditioning in Phoenix is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. So when your AC unit is nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s a good idea to start budgeting for a new one. The one sure way to get an accurate price on a new AC unit is to have a qualified technician calculate the load of your home to help you determine the right size of your next AC unit. To get a ballpark price, however, you can take a look at national averages and adjust for elements specific to Arizona.

National Averages of New AC Units

On average, people across the United States spend roughly between $5,000 and $8,000 on new, installed air conditioning systems, with the average price at about $6,553. Considering the full price range, people may spend as little as $550 and as much as $12,000 on their new systems.

The final price includes the unit and what it cost to install it, (and may also include duct work and air handlers). Depending on the age and condition of your total system, as well as other factors such as the size of your home and the efficiency of the unit you purchase, the final cost may be adjusted.

Purchasing a New AC Unit in Phoenix

With its nearly year-round heat and extreme summer temperatures, what you’ll pay for a new system in Arizona may differ slightly than what you would pay for a system in a state like Maine.
There are a few reasons for this.

Over-Tonned AC Units

Air conditioning systems installed years ago once needed to compensate for under-insulated homes and drafty windows. By now, however, most people have replaced their drafty old windows with double or triple pane models, caulked up gaps, and insulated their homes to the point that they now need smaller air conditioners. Smaller air conditioners not only cost less up front, they also cost less to run, and have lower maintenance costs.

Look at SEER for Better Efficiency

An efficient air conditioning system in Phoenix is nearly as important as having a working system in the first place. A highly efficient system is going to keep your home cooler for a lot less.

Air conditioners are rated for efficiency with a SEER number, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating; the higher the SEER number, the more efficient the unit. For each 1-point increase in SEER, monthly energy bills decrease by 10%. Energy efficient units don’t come cheap — you pay a premium at the time of purchase to achieve lower bills over the lifespan of the unit. The good news is that efficient units pay for themselves in just a few years, while lasting longer than older, less efficient units, so you save in the long run.

Energy Rebates

The main electric companies in Phoenix, SRP and APS, understand that air conditioning is important. When your energy bills are higher, it’s because your electric company is working hard to provide you with energy.

To ease those costs, Arizona electric companies offer rebates on energy efficient air conditioning models that are installed by certified technicians. You can get up to $500 back, plus an additional $135 if you have your ducts repaired or replaced at the same time. This can help lower the total cost of your new air conditioning system, and save you money.

Make a Smart Decision

If you want to find out exactly how much a new air conditioning system will cost, your first step should be to seek out a qualified technician who can visit your home and calculate your load. Your tech can help you determine what air conditioners are appropriately sized for your home, and help you choose the most efficient unit for your needs. Upgrading to a new unit will keep you more comfortable, and save you money each month on energy. Make the smart decision and call for an estimate

Precision January 27, 2018

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