Have no fear if you have a boiler, but no central air conditioning system. Today, you have three new options for correcting this grievous situation. The installation causes minimal disturbance to your home. Luckily, compared to the years of relief you’ll get and the cooling temperatures you’ll experience, the costs are consistent with the work completed.
First Air Conditioning Option
The mini-split system is a no duct system that combines an outside condenser with an indoor wall installed air handler. This system is great for cooling smaller portions of your home, not the whole house. You’ll need additional air handlers if you want to cool the entire house. This system’s price includes one condenser and one air handler with installation. The total is approximately $3500.
Second Air Conditioning Option
The attic system works by installing an outside condenser and an air handler in the attic. It functions very much like a traditional central air system. Ductwork is run throughout the home cooling each area in which it’s installed. This is often enough to keep the whole house cool. This installation is slightly pricier than the first option, but the results are a cooler home. Depending on the size of the home, the price for equipment and installation ranges from $8,000 to $15,000.
Third Air Conditioning Option
The high velocity system is also an attic air system. This system uses less obtrusive and significantly smaller tubing instead of large diameter ductwork to move the air throughout the home. This is a more attractive option for home owners concerned with the aesthetic appeal of their homes. The tubing is installed with minimal construction and cosmetic disruption. Most importantly, for the homeowner’s sacrifice, they are rewarded with the highest cooling capacity of the three systems. All the home’s rooms are evenly and quietly cooled with this high velocity system. To have this system installed in your home the total investment ranges from $12,000 to $20,000.
Whatever you cooling needs, meet with a heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professional to have your home evaluated. You can then receive an accurate estimate for a system designed for your cooling needs and budget. Don’t wait until the heat of the summer to install your cooling system, now is the best time to install air conditioning.