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Question DetailsAsked on 8/17/2017

How much should through the wall air conditioner installation labor cost and to open where it's going to be zip6053

I need it to be weather proof, I bought the ac already I just need to have an idea of the labor price to open the wall and to install it so I can know what to spect roughly

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Below is a prior basically identical question with answer FYI - note it assumes standard studwall construction, no major unusual load-carrying column located right above the desired opening spot, and that you are a bit flexible on location to minimize the number of studs needing to be cut in the wall (hopefully zero for mini unit, one for normal size). if you are unable to avoid any of those difficult issues, cost can go up by a couple hundred to more than it is worth to put it in the bad location. Generally, be willing to put it within about 6 feet or so of your desired location and (excepting solid brick or concrete slab wall construction where you have to go through it anyway) and you can usually avoid a cost bumpup for difficulty.

And of course, depending on electrical demand and what you have for power nearby, while a very small unit might be able to run off an existing circuit, for normal size with any real cooling power, you are commonly talking $100-500 for new dedicated electrical circuit - depending on existing electrical situation and difficulty of running new wiring back to the breaker panel.

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