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Why the Size of Your Home Impacts the Cost of Installing an Air Conditioning Unit

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If you have called an air conditioning installation company to inquire about pricing, you might have been told that multiple things are considered when a person is given a quote. For example, you might have heard that the size of your home can impact how much you'll have to spend on your residential air conditioning installation. If you're wondering why this is the case, consider the following points.

Units Come at Different Price Points

First of all, air conditioning units come at different price points. Overall, residential units are more affordable than commercial units. However, the size of your residential unit does impact pricing, too. Although there are other things that impact pricing — such as the brand of the unit you purchase — overall, smaller units are typically cheaper than bigger units.

Multiple Units Might Be Needed

When installing air conditioning in larger homes, single units that can be set up to cool separate "zones" are sometimes used. In other situations, more than one unit is needed. For example, it's not uncommon for a two-story home to have two air conditioning units, with one used to cool the first floor and the other used to cool the second floor. Naturally, if you need two air conditioning units, you're probably going to have to spend more than if you were just purchasing one unit.

Additional Equipment Might Be Needed for Installation

If you need to have ductwork installed in your home, or if wiring needs to be installed for the unit, then more equipment is probably going to be needed if you have a bigger home. Although ductwork and wiring supplies aren't usually too expensive, they can add up when you have a bigger home.

More Work Might Need to Be Done

Lastly, you will obviously be charged for labour when you opt for a professional residential air conditioning installation. The amount of time that your air conditioning installation takes will obviously impact how much you spend on labour. Since it can take longer to install the ductwork and other things that are needed for installation in a bigger home, and since it will obviously take more time if you need to have two units installed, this can obviously impact how much your installation costs.

As you can see, the size of your home is definitely something that will be taken into consideration when you are given a quote for your residential air conditioning installation. You can find out more about how much your installation is going to cost by talking to an air conditioning installation professional.