How much does it cost to buy and install an air conditioner

The heat wave that looms over Argentina and for which the National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued several alerts is a factor that leads many to finally decide the purchase and installation of an air conditioner. According to the refrigeration capacity and its benefits, the cost of a hot / cold equipment starts in the order of 50 thousand pesos. To this must be added the installation costs, which in many cases exceed 15 thousand pesos.

The cost of installing the air conditioning is something to take into account when deciding to buy. Depending on various factors the placement implies an additional expense ranging from 10% to 20% of the total cost of the equipment.

The price of having air conditioning

According to a survey carried out by AM750, a medium split, 3,000W, which can be used for an average apartment environment, has a starting price that ronda $48.000.

To install it you have to spend between $ 8,000 and $ 10,000, without considering the materials. To that must be added another $ 2000 for the elements necessary for the placement, with which an average of between $ 12,000 and $ 13,000 is reached.

A 3000W air conditioner costs about $ 48,000. Image: Leandro Teysseire

The cost of installing air conditioners varies according to the size and type of equipment, as well as where it is to be installed. If it is a site that is already prepared for placement, the cost is lower; if the installation is a place in a vacuum building, the placement becomes more expensive.

On websites where services are offered, such as MercadoLibre or Timbrit, the values ​​go from $ 9,500 and go up to $ 13,000.

Recommendations for the use of air conditioners

In heat waves, energy consumption rises. In this context, it is important to use responsibly and follow certain recommendations.

  • Keep doors and windows closed if refrigeration is on.
  • Do not cool rooms that are not used and turn off the equipment when leaving the room for a long time.
  • Clean the filters at least every 6 months.
  • Program the equipment at a temperature of 24 ° C.
  • Before deciding on the purchase of some air conditioning equipment, consider inverter technology.
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