Cost to Install a Room Air Conditioner

Updated: August 2019

Room Air Conditioner Installation CalculatorZip Code
Units
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Room Ac Unit Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 10,000 BTU, 11.3 EER window mounted air conditioner. Remote control. 115V electrical outlet required near unit.
1 unit$338.40$394.90
Room Ac Unit Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install room air conditioner with favorable site conditions. Install window mounted AC unit. Secure mounting hardware. Place, level and secure unit. Seal enclosure. Connect to existing power and test. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 unit$338.40$394.90
Room Ac Unit Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install room air conditioner including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 unit$338.40$394.90
Option: Remove HVAC Unit
Disconnect power, connections and fittings. Disconnect mounting hardware and remove unit from premises. For units up to 200 LBS. Material cost includes dump fee.
1 unit$338.40$394.90
Room Ac Unit Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 unit35.437540.3125
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 unit, the cost to Install a Room Air Conditioner starts at $479 - $820 per unit. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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Cost to Install a Room Air Conditioner - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of room air conditioner new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Room Air Conditioner Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Room Air Conditioner Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Room Air Conditioner Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Room Air Conditioner - Unit Price References

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