Cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner

January 2022

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Split Ac Unit Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 2 Ton 16 SEER mini-split heat pump system. 9,000 BTU indoor air handler with remote control. Requires 240V 25A. 10 yr limited warranty.
1 unit$1,662.52$1,940.13
Split System Air Conditioner Installation Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install split system air conditioner with favorable site conditions. Install new 240V 20A circuit. Mount and secure condenser to new pad. Fabricate pass through. Connect air handlers and mount unit. Connect, insulate and enclose lines between condenser air handler. Connect control panel and power source. Charge condenser with up to 12 lbs of R410a refrigerant. Verify proper operation. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 unit$1,662.52$1,940.13
Split System Air Conditioner Installation Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install split system air conditioner including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 unit$1,662.52$1,940.13
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$1,662.52$1,940.13
Split 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.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Split System Air Conditioner   
Average Cost per Unit  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 unit, the cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner starts at $3,440 - $4,076 per unit. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Install a Split System 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 mini split air conditioning system new installation labor options and material prices here.

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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 Split System 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 Split System 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 Split System 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.

References - Split System Air Conditioner Installation

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