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How Much Does An AC Installation Cost?

How Much Does An AC Installation Cost?

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Extreme summer heat and humidity can make it hard to think straight and perform day-to-day tasks. Even in Southern Ontario (Toronto & GTA), the hot and humid climate in the months of June through September makes a good AC system a necessity!

Typically, homeowners in Toronto & GTA can expect to spend anywhere from $1,800 to $4,600 to install their heating and cooling system. Obviously, the type of HVAC system you select will be a big determinant in the cost per square foot. Typically the price is from $2.00 to $6.00 per square foot. For instance, installation on a 2,000-square-foot home at $2.00 would have you spending roughly $4,000.

Another cost variable when having your heating and cooling system replaced is the tons. A 2-ton AC system would cost about $2,600 whereas a 4-ton would be roughly $3,700.

In Toronto & GTA central AC systems are required to meet a minimum of 13 SEER. Those that have a SEER of 14.5 or higher are considered to have a high standard of energy efficiency. Though a higher SEER will cost more money upfront, it will save you money in the long run since it is so much more efficient. Learn how to improve HVAC Efficiency in our blog.

Different brands of AC will yield different installation prices. For instance, a brand of window air conditioner will cost less to install than a brand of central heating and air. In addition, the higher rated the brand, the more it will cost to install as they will be higher quality and last a lot longer with fewer repair costs.

As with anything, there will always be something else needed to add to the final cost. So do not be alarmed if the end total is a little more than what was quoted. Removing the old AC unit will add an additional cost depending on the same variants as before including brand, tons, square footage, and SEER rating.

For any quotes you receive, be sure to thoroughly check the items for possible errors in price. Also always be sure to have all your questions answered by your installer before signing anything final. To get you started with a quote for your installation, contact A Plus Quality experts now!
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  • Furnace is blowing cold air in Winter?

    This can be due to Ignition lockout, sometimes could be resolved by resetting the power  and if this does not resolve the issue you should contact a certified gas technician from A-Plus Quality to get this problem resolved!

  • Most common Boiler Issues

    - Boiler fails to ignite
    - Low pressure
    - Strange Noises
    - Boiler is not responding to the thermostat
    - Cold Radiators
    - Boiler leaking or dripping
    - Boiler cycling very fast
    - Available Hot water but No Heat

  • Why is there ice building up on the copper pipes?

    There can be many reasons why the refrigerant pipes are freezing up but the most common issue is low refrigerant levels. If your AC unit has ice buildup turn off the unit for at least 4 hours and call us at 416-410-0337

  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

  • How do I know what size unit I need?
    If you have any problems with your system, you should contact the contractor who installed the units. All our systems are covered by a 5 year parts, 7 year compressor limited warranty

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