Central air conditioning is important in keeping buildings cool in hot weather. Central air conditioning is the most effective way to cool a large commercial 5,200 to 6,400 sq.ft. building. The most common method of cooling is a 10-ton unit. 10-ton air conditioners are sized to cool big commercial spaces. They can be found in several efficiencies and qualities, influencing your project’s cost.
The national average cost to install a 10-ton air conditioner is $9,000 to $13,000, with most people spending $11,000 on a 16 SEER commercial 10-ton air conditioner installed with minimal modifications. This project’s low cost is $7,750 for a 13 SEER 10-ton air conditioner installed with no modifications. The high cost is $15,000 for a 10-ton air conditioner with 21 SEER installed with moderate modifications to the area and ducts.
10-ton AC units are frequently installed in 5,200 to 6,400 sq.ft. commercial buildings. This includes offices, retailers, and eating establishments. Air conditioners of this size come in several qualities and efficiencies. More efficient models may have variable-speed air handlers 1, lowering monthly costs. However, these have higher upfront costs. Less-efficient models cost less but may have single-speed air handlers, increasing monthly costs. Below are the average costs for installing a 10-ton air conditioner of varying qualities.
10-Ton AC Unit Costs
|10-Ton AC Unit Cost (Material Only)||$6,000 - $7,000||$7,000 - $10,000||$10,500 - $11,500|
|10-Ton AC Unit Installation Cost (Labor Only)||$1,750 - $2,250||$2,000 - $3,000||$2,500 - $3,500|
|Total Costs||$7,750 - $9,250||$9,000 - $13,000||$13,000 - $15,000|
|10-Ton AC Unit Cost per Ton||$775 - $925||$900 - $1,300||$1,300 - $1,500|
In addition to your unit’s quality and efficiency, other factors can influence your project’s cost. Commercial air conditioners are usually installed outside the building or on the roof. In this case, you may have higher installation costs. Costs also increase if the current setup or ducts must be modified to install the system.
Installing a 10-ton air conditioner on the roof costs $9,000 to $13,000. Your costs can be higher or lower, depending on the amount of work needed.
A system of this size cools between 5,200 to 6,400 sq.ft. The exact amount varies based on insulation and climate.
A 1-ton AC unit can remove 12,000 BTUs of heat from a space per hour, which means that a 10-ton unit is an AC that can remove 120,000 BTUs of heat per hour.