Category - Air Conditioning
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Will Scholfield, Engineer

31 Jan : Updated 17 Apr ● 4 min read

How much does it cost to install air conditioning?


If you’ve been relying on a fan to keep you cool throughout the British summer, it might be time to consider purchasing a permanent air conditioning unit. Permanent air-con units can offer you much more flexibility and control over the temperature of your home, as well as help you cut down on unexpected monthly costs when a heatwave hits. 

How expensive is it to install air conditioning?

While the cost of installation depends on the size and type of your air conditioner, we’ll always include installation within the price of every one of our air conditioning unit. This means no hidden fees, and no extra need to search for a last minute engineer once your air conditioning unit has been delivered to your door. 

Your air conditioner installation cost depends on a few different factors; 

  • Whether you live in a flat or house
  • The size of your house
  • Your choice of extra features for your air con unit
  • The type of air conditioner you choose to buy

Depending on your needs, the type of air conditioning model you choose will have enough power to keep your room cool, and your temperature stable, all day long. You also need to bear in mind the energy output you’ll have, as well as how energy efficient your home is. If your windows and doors are fully sealed, for example, you’ll need less power to keep your home cool, as the cold air will circulate inside, rather than escaping outdoors. 

Types of air conditioning models  

There are pros and cons to every air conditioning unit, but each works differently depending on how it’s being used. Broadly speaking, there are two types of air con units you can choose; portable plug in units that can be moved around as you use each room in your home, or more permanent fixed units you install in the space you need it most. You can also use our Find an Air Conditioner tool

Split air conditioning 

Rather than a singular system, split system air conditioners use both an inside and outside unit to keep the cool air in, and funnel warmer air out. Because of this more complicated system, split air conditioners require engineering support to ensure they’re installed correctly. With installation included, split air conditioners are one of the most cost effective air conditioning units you can choose. 

Window air conditioners 

Window air conditioners are less common in new builds and more modern houses but can be a great way to cool down a smaller space. While it’s possible to fit a window air conditioner yourself, bear in mind that they’re often heavy and difficult to manoeuvre. Here at BOXT, we’d always recommend enlisting the help of specialists to help you install air conditioning units. In fact, every one of our air conditioning units includes installation with fixed prices, to make sure you get the  

Portable air conditioning units

Portable options are often a lot more inexpensive thanks to DIY installation and limited power. If you rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool all summer long, you might find it more cost-effective to choose a fixed unit for your wall or floor.

Is air conditioning expensive to run? 

After the initial installation cost, you’ll need to consider how much money you’ll spend keeping your home icy-cold even when it’s too hot to step outside your front door. Understanding how much an air conditioning unit costs to run is determined by several different factors; the longer you run it and the larger your space is, the higher your bill will be at the end of each month. However, to keep your air-con bills down, you can make sure to run your unit only when windows and doors are fully shut, never leave it running when you’re not home, and be sure to get your AC serviced regularly. 

Enjoy your summer with BOXT 

Our friendly team works to keep you at your perfect temperature whether it’s sunny or snowing outside. If you’re looking for the most effective air conditioner for your home, our unique approach will help you find the best option for you.

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