Air Conditioning Installation

Denver AC Installation

Denver AC Installation Services

Summers in Denver, Aurora, Arvada, and the surrounding metropolitan area can get uncomfortably hot. It’s not uncommon for temps to soar above 90° Fahrenheit for about a month each year. Don’t rely on ceiling fans — book an AC installation in Denver to keep cool and comfortable even in extreme heat.

Planning to install a new air conditioner? Read on to discover the right air conditioning unit for your needs, plus answers to frequently asked questions about AC installation in Denver.

4 Types of Air Conditioners and How They Work

Not sure which type of air conditioner is best for your home? Here are the most common types of air conditioners we install in Denver.

Central air conditioners

British Thermal Unit/Hour is a unit that measures how much an air conditioner will cool. The higher the BTU, the better the cooling.

This is the most common type of air conditioner installed in newer Denver homes. A central air conditioner is comprised of an outdoor HVAC unit and an air duct system with vents. This type of air conditioner is best for large homes that require cooling in several rooms at once.

Window units

Window units are probably what you picture when you hear the word “air conditioner”. They’re a convenient option for cooling one room in a small home or apartment. Just be aware that they can increase energy expenses, particularly if they’re running constantly.

Ductless air conditioners

Ductless air conditioners are gaining popularity in the US. This type of air conditioner delivers cool air through a unit mounted to the wall or ceiling. While they’re easier to install and energy-efficient, these large AC units may clash with minimalist decor.

Swamp coolers

Unlike conventional AC units, swamp coolers don’t use refrigerant to cool the air in your home. Instead, they draw in humid air and filter it through wet evaporative pads. The cool air is then circulated through a blower motor.

Swamp coolers are quieter than other AC units, and they’re also eco-friendly. However, this type of AC may require more frequent repairs compared to central units. Thinking about switching? Our AC installation experts are trained to install and maintain swamp coolers.

Book Your Denver Air Conditioner Installation Today

Our Denver AC installation specialists are insured and highly experienced for your peace of mind. We’ve installed thousands of AC units for homeowners across The Mile High City — we’re confident we can install yours promptly, professionally, and for the right price!

What to Look for in a New Air Conditioning Unit

Whether you’re installing an AC for the first time or you’re upgrading an old AC unit, here are a few things to look for when shopping around.

Got questions about the best air conditioner for your home? Contact us and we’ll be happy to recommend the right unit for your home and budget.

Cooling capacity

British Thermal Unit/Hour (BTU) is a unit that measures how much an air conditioner will cool.

Generally, 20 BTU can cool one square foot of space. However, this varies depending on the number of occupants in the home and how much sunlight the room gets. Kitchens require more BTU as well since they contain heat-generating appliances. Keep this in mind when shopping for a new unit.

Just because a unit has a high BTU doesn’t mean it’s right for you — choosing a unit with higher BTU than you need could end up wasting energy and increasing your power bill.


Your AC warranty is very important. The warranty will protect you if your unit stops working properly or shuts down completely. To qualify for the warranty, most air conditioning units must be installed by a certified HVAC technician.


Some air conditioners make a lot of noise. Our AC installation specialists can recommend the quietest unit for your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Air Conditioner Installation
What size AC do I need?

That depends on several factors, including:

  • the size of your windows
  • the height of your ceilings
  • how much sunlight the room gets
  • the number of people living in your home
  • the number of rooms you need to cool simultaneously
  • the square footage of your home (or the room you need to cool)

Window units can be a good option for cooling a small room. Central air conditioning is a cost-effective, energy-efficient option for cooling your whole home.

What is the best air conditioner brand?

The “best” AC brand depends on your needs. We typically recommend the following air conditioner brands (and we’re trained, licensed, and insured to install them!):

  • Amana
  • Ruud
  • Carrier
  • Goodman
  • Trane
  • Just to name a few!

However, we may recommend a different brand to suit your needs and budget.

Can I install my own AC?

That depends on the type of air conditioner. Window units are widely available at home improvement stores and easy to install yourself. But central and ductless air conditioner installation can only be done by a licensed professional. Attempting to install these air conditioning units yourself could void your warranty.

What Homeowners Like You Say About Our AC Installation Services in Denver

We don’t expect you to take our word for it. Check out these reviews on our AC installation services from other Denver homeowners!

“I know Carlos was finished with his regular day and should have been on his way home, but he still took the time to stop by and make certain my AC was in good working order and was not malfunctioning.”

— Patrice R.

“Within 24 hours of speaking with Goldenwest, I had excellent service and diagnostics and the new air-conditioner working and running! Our technicians worked tirelessly walking up three flights of stairs to get my new air-conditioner replaced, ended it with a smile! The service, product, and guarantees give me so much peace of mind! Thank you for such excellent service. I am a forever customer.”

— Tina F.