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What Can I Expect from a Central AC installation?

To install a central air conditioning system in a home that has never had central air will require ducts to be installed in the attic and / or basement, running between-floor connections through closets.  Installing a central air conditioning unit can be a costly undertaking, running between $5,000 and $10,000.  However, this project can add up to 10% value to the overall home, making this an excellent investment in your residence. 

A homeowner in Merrimack, NH was ready to take the plunge.  After suffering through another sweltering summer, trying to make do with her window air conditioners, the decision had been made to install central air conditioning in the home.

Adding Ductwork for Central Air Conditioning

The bulk of the labor installing central air conditioning is in adding ductwork to the home.  To do this it may be necessary to cut into the ceiling, walls or floor.  An experienced contractor can do so in such a way that the area can be retrofitted to hide the ductwork.  A panel can also be installed so that the ductwork can be accessible in the future if service is needed.  Despite the need to make these cuts, today’s ductwork is small and unobtrusive, leaving no lasting damage behind. 

The homeowner in Merrimack had the misconception that the home’s layout would need to be changed to accommodate installing a central air conditioning unit.  The look of the home remains the same and no major construction, such as demolition of walls, is necessary to install central air. 

Winter is actually a great time to install central air conditioning in a home, and can offer the best cost savings.  The family in Merrimack is convinced.  They are now on the Joyce Cooling & Heating schedule to have their central air conditioning installed by the end of the year.


Testimonials & Reviews

We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

Cristina A.

Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

Jill C.

Jill C.

The representative was friendly, professional, and transparent about the work being done. The issue was resolved. My expectations were satisfied.

Stephen T.

Stephen T.

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