How much does Air Conditioning Cost?

Edmonton Air conditioning prices and tips:

Would it surprise you to know that Edmonton needs air conditioning?  Well, it really does.  There has been huge growth in the air conditioning market in the last 10 years. From the south facing homes with large windows to the old bungalows with poor attic insulation, people want comfort in the summer.  And Furnace Family can help!

How can a furnace company help with air conditioning?  As it turns out, Furnace Family does a lot more than just heating.  We take care of it all!  We want you to be comfortable in your home no matter what the season!

If you’ve read any of the information on our heating installation, this may sound repetitive, but it’s still relevant.  There are so many companies out there today who think that air conditioning is just a simple “slap it in” installation.  As with heating, nothing could be further from the truth.  Most companies lack proper training and how to correctly install air conditioning.

Let’s cover a few basics of proper installation.   First, with today’s “modern” refrigerants, making sure the system is clean and moisture free is critical, as moisture will destroy an air conditioner fast.  This step is the kind of extra time taken during an installation to install it correctly and the proper technical training using today’s expensive high tech tools that Furnace Family can offer.  Some companies will want to skip this and try to save money.  But it won’t save money in the long run.

Second, is system design.  Most air conditioning is over sized, causing a number of issues especially, losing all the electrical efficiency. A properly sized AC will run almost constantly on a hot day as the majority of power is consumed on start up.  The systems weren’t designed to constantly go on and off.   We match the components of the system on the ASHRE web site “the independent AC police”, to make sure the maximum efficiency is obtained not just what the manufacturers claim.  This is why having a furnace company take care of your AC is important.  Most people forget that the furnace is what actually runs the air conditioner.  We check and double check to make sure everything is set up and installed properly for the air conditioner size, as well as the variable furnace speeds that need to be calibrated so the AC runs correctly.  One thing that most often forgotten items is the furnace that actually runs the AC.

Lastly, but probably most importantly, the electrical work and the safe installation are areas you simply should not skimp on.  This is why Furnace Family only uses journeymen, NAIT certified, electricians. Making sure the job is done safely and to code is very important.  Obtaining a city permit also ensures the job is done correctly, and the inspector also verifies efficiency.

In short, an improper installation will cost significantly more to operate every month and last half as long as it was designed for.

Air Conditioning is a great add on to any home, but it needs to be sized correctly and installed properly. It’s all about the small details that cannot be overlooked.  This will make all the difference between being comfortable, efficient and long lasting and constant breakdowns.

The price of an air conditioning system can vary; usually the three factors are:

  1. Size
  2. Electrical efficiency
  3. And noise level of the outdoor unit.Our team is ready to help you figure out exactly which system is right for your home.

Pricing for entry-level models start at  $3000 for 800 to 1400 square feet and $3600 for 1400 square feet and up.

Contact Furnace Family today to get started on making your home more comfortable this summer.

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