How to save on installation cost while buying an AC

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Many times air conditioner becomes a necessity rather than a luxury, more often during summer. Due to improved technology many brands like Lloyd now provide quieter, more powerful and energy efficient air conditioners which offer a great value to its customers by lowering energy bill every month.

Before buying an air conditioner there are many factors to think about like load calculation, energy efficiency ratings, reputed manufacturers (e.g. Lloyd, LG) etc. One of the key factors is also installation cost as it constitutes large portion of your cost of buying an air conditioner.

However, to determine how much it will cost to install an air conditioner depends on various other factors. Some of them are given below:

  1. Energy Efficiency: If you’re looking to buy a new air conditioner, it is very important to buy EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) or SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rated AC as it is one of the biggest factors to consider. These two ratings measure air conditioner’s energy efficiency. The higher the rating is, the more efficient the air conditioning unit is. For e.g., Lloyd has an average EER rating of 3.5 on both split and window AC.
  2. Size: You need to choose a unit which is suitable for your home and its size. This work is mostly done by professionals who analysis this on the basis of the size of your home, direction of your home, direction of winds, insulation, etc. If the system is too small, then it might not cool down your home and if the system is too large you will have problems too. Manufacturers like Lloyd have air conditioners of all sizes with capacity ranging from 0.8 tons to 2 tons at affordable prices.
  3. Ductwork: You will need ductwork, if you wish to install centralized air conditioning system. But if you already have them in place at your home, then you need to get them properly checked by professionals before installing the unit. You need to make sure that air does not escape from the duct because then after installation it will hamper AC’s performance. Most of the manufacturers like Lloyd provide the services of professionals to help you out.
  4. Airflow and Refrigerants: It is important to have a right airflow, or else you will see a surge in your energy bills or hot spots in your home. Also, refrigerants are what cool down the room which is consumed by the HVAC system. If that is not in the right quantity, then also it will result surge in energy costs and there would be more humidity in air.

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