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Question DetailsAsked on 2/12/2017

How much would it cost to move an a/c unit about 5 foot or less? It is located downstairs.

Our a/c unit is housed downstairs in a closet. I would like to move it to the left about 4-5 foot so I can remove a wall for a more open area. Does anyone know about what it would cost to move it?

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I would figure about $500-800 for the HVAC technician - plus maybe about $300 range for an electrician to move the electrical connection. If you mean just a wall fan/evaporator unit running off a mini-split A/C, probably more like $250-350 plus the electrician if needed.

I would also reconsider, assuming you mean an actual full air conditioner unit indoors, as long as moving it, whether it should be moved outdoors - because unless ventilation air is restricted so it is pulling outside air in for cooling and exhausting it back outside, an indoor A/C is just fighting itself - heating cooled indoor air with the waste heat. In fact, an A/C unit totally enclosed inside a house (not discharging its waste heat outdoors) will, while still turning out cold air through the ducts or wall units, actually be adding heat to the house overall. It is possible to run an A/C in a basement outside the conditioned space and save energy, discharging the heat outdoors, but that requires special effort to isolate that space from the cooled air in the conditioned space upstairs.

Or do you mean a furnace - in which case probably more like $500-1000 ballpark plus the electrician if needed.

Obviously exactly what type of unit you have and you particular arrangement of tubing/ducting and wiring will affect the cost, so I would get a couple of bids at least for this work unless you already have an HVAC guy you trust to treat you right.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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