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Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
  • 70 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new "hardware… More
I've met with the sales associate and the price he quoted me was not dependent on me making a decision while… Full review
  • 42 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Your top rated Service Specialist for any business or home service. Whether it’s heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, we are here to… More
Bobby was very professional and very helpful. We agreed on time and date for installation and he's installers were there on… Full review
  • 5 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We have lots of technicians and lots of service trucks across the country. You know what that means? It means that… More
Great experience, my AC is installed and I'm confident in the work the guys did! Full review
  • 24 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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At ARS/Rescue Rooter, your comfort is our priority. Always. From plumbing emergencies to heating repair, air conditioning installation and attic insulation,… More
Brothers did a great job! It was pouring rain and the job got completed on schedule! Full review
  • 45 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Our company can handle any commercial or residential HVAC/Refrigeration project, including service, repair, and installation. More
Very good service. The service person was knowledgeable and quickly fixed my ice maker that didn't work for months. I highly… Full review
  • 2 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We are a family owned company with over 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry in both residential and commercial… More
I was house sitting for my parents out in San Marcos this past weekend when the AC went out. Found these… Full review
  • 4 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Pure Air is a local family-owned company specializing in air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, mold removal, chimney sweep, UV air… More
  • 5 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We’re a small, family-owned company built on old-school values. We believe that a company is only as good as its people… More
We specialize in air conditioning duct work sealing to improve air quality, comfort and system efficiency in your home. We also… More
  • 8 Years in Business
Originally founded in 1973 as Houston-Stafford Electric, IES Residential, Inc. quickly became one of the nation's largest and most respected electrical… More
  • 20 Years in Business
Nortek Global HVAC got its start as the International Oil Heating Company, manufacturing environmentally friendlier oil burners for home heating. After… More
  • 101 Years in Business
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Air Conditioner Installation in Austin Texas

Purchasing an HVAC system is a major investment requiring thoughtful consideration. The information in this article will help guide you through the initial process, such as hiring a local HVAC contractor in Austin, and the steps necessary to help get you started in the right direction.

Find an HVAC Contractor in Austin

A crucial step when installing a new HVAC system is hiring a reliable local contractor. Your contractor is responsible for determining the type of system best suited for your property as well as its capacity. Your Austin contractor will also control the quality of the HVAC installation. Your contractor will carry more weight regarding your overall satisfaction than the air conditioner brand of equipment you choose. Before committing to an HVAC contractor, verify that their license is current and check with local governing agencies or the Better Business Bureau about any disciplinary actions or complaints.

Ask Installers the Right Questions

Be prepared when meeting with the HVAC contractors or sales representative by asking these important questions.

  • What size system do I need, and what calculation did you base it on?
  • What is the condition of my ductwork and will the new system adapt?
  • Can you provide proof of insurance and verification of an HVAC license?
  • What systems offer the most energy efficiency and are best suited for my home?
  • What is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of the equipment you plan to install?
  • Are you responsible for the permit and is it included in my estimate?
  • How long is the warranty period for the equipment and does it include labor?
  • How long will the installation take?
  • Are there any rebates or tax credits available for my new system?
  • Does your company offer financing and what are the terms?
  • What brands do you offer and are there better options?
  • Will you provide me with a written estimate detailing the entire scope of the work including labor, materials and permits?

HVAC Installation Cost Estimates in Austin

If you are updating an existing system or installing an HVAC unit for the first time in your Austin home, it is important to receive up to four estimates from reputable HVAC contractors. The right Austin air conditioning contractor will evaluate your home to determine the size and type of HVAC system you need while keeping you informed at every stage of the project. See average HVAC installation costs here.

Austin Central Air Installation Rebates

Significant savings may be available to you through special rebates and tax incentives specific to the Austin area. Manufacturers as well as federal and state government agencies offer these incentives to promote home and business energy efficiency. Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) to view a comprehensive list of incentive programs by state or visit the Energy.gov site to learn about valuable government rebates and tax credits for Austin TX residents.

Austin Permits for AC Installation

HVAC or mechanical installation and repair require a permit in Austin, Texas. Your HVAC contractor or air conditioning and heating company are responsible for pulling the required permits. However, you can visit the City of Austin Development Services Department website for HVAC permit information and requirements. Their physical address is Development Services Department, One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road 78704 and they can be reached by phone at 512-978-4000.

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Common AC Unit Installs in Austin, TX

HVAC systems and their related equipment are available in many types, sizes, and configurations. Your contractor will be able to provide you the most common options for Austin residents based on your home’s cooling and heating needs. Here is a list below of the most common

Central Air Conditioners

Central air conditioners are the most common HVAC unit types used in Austin TX and in most residential applications. Its main components are an outdoor condensing unit and an indoor air handler using an indoor thermostat and existing ductwork to heat and cool your home. This HVAC unit is sometime referred to a split system and is very popular for homes in Austin due to their efficient ability to cool an entire home during the hot summer months or heat a whole home adequately during chilly winter months.

Ductless Mini Splits

These systems are gaining in popularity due to their easy installation and the added benefit of zone control. Ductless air conditioning systems have mini splits that utilize both indoor and outdoor components but do not require ductwork, which makes this system ideal in small spaces. Due to the hot summers in Austin, this could be a great option for a small garage area needing cooling, or added comfort for rooms in your home that you won’t always need to be a cool temperature.

Packaged Systems

Packaged HVAC systems provide all of the necessary HVAC components in one cabinet located on your Austin home’s exterior and are suitable for both new and existing ductwork.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are high-efficiency systems capable of both cooling and heating your home can sometimes be used in your Austin home. Although they will cost you more upfront, energy savings usually pay for the additional costs within five years.