Central Air Conditioner –
Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Services
Central air conditioners circulate cool air through a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and registers (i.e., openings in the walls, floors or ceilings covered by grills) carry cooled air from the air conditioner through the home. This cooled air becomes warmer as it circulates, then it flows back to the central air conditioner through return ducts and registers.
Central Air Conditioning Installation
Central air conditioning, also called “central air”, is a system that cools more than one room in a house (in most cases, the entire structure)via ductwork.
A conventional air-conditioning system blows cooled and/or dehumidified air through ductwork to deliver it throughout the interior spaces. In most cases, it employs an air handler (blower) and ductwork of a forced-air furnace for this cool-air delivery.
Almost all central air conditioners are installed by professionals. The installation is generally quoted along with the cost of the equipment. Be aware that retrofitting an existing home with central air conditioning may be a difficult and expensive project. Central air conditioning prices can start from $5,000. Ductwork must run from the air handler to the rooms and must usually be routed through the attic or under the floor.