Albuquerque's Most Trusted AC Installers

Is it time to upgrade your air conditioner? Call the HVAC experts at TLC for a free upfront estimate. We offer a wide range of swamp coolers, ductless ACs, and refrigerated air conditioners, all at prices suited to your needs and budget. Better still, our highly trained technicians provide precision quality labor, so you can have peace of mind that your new AC is installed correctly the first time around. For honest cooling advice, solid labor warranties, and a guarantee of 100% satisfaction, contact TLC today. We’ve proudly served Albuquerque homeowners with 5-star service for more than 30 years!

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Peace of mind: We're fully licensed & insured


Superior quality: We only hire the top 5% of techs


Trustworthy: We offer 100% customer satisfaction

Signs you need a new air conditioner

You should probably consider replacing your air conditioner if:

It’s 20+ years old. If your AC is approaching 20 years of use, it probably takes longer to cool your home. Worse, longer run times only drive up energy bills. Rather than keeping an old AC alive, you’re better off investing in a newer, more efficient cooling system.

It needs frequent repairs. Does your air conditioner seem to constantly break down? If you’re frequently paying for repair jobs, it may be cost-effective to replace your AC altogether. Especially if your warranty has expired and your repair costs are no longer covered.

It doesn’t keep you cool. There’s a reason you have AC in the first place: to keep you comfortable on those hot, sweltering days and nights! If your AC doesn’t cool your home like it used to, we recommend installing a brand new AC system. You’ll enjoy better comfort and energy savings.

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How much does an AC installation cost in Albuquerque?

If your AC needs a repair, contact our offices 24/7 and schedule an AC repair for your home right away.

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AC installation cost factors:

The following factors affect the cost of your AC installation:

Size. The size of your home determines the size of unit you need to cool your home based on the square footage. Some larger homes may need multiple units to adequately cool your home. TLC’s HVAC experts will evaluate these and other factors to offer you a free no-hassle estimate.

Efficiency. Your AC’s efficiency is measured by a rating system called SEER (“Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating”). The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient the AC system is, saving you money on your energy costs. Although you may pay more for a higher-efficiency AC system, you’ll save on energy bills long-term.

Electrical Upgrades. Air conditioners tend to draw a lot of power. If your home’s electrical system needs upgrading, this could add to your installation costs. During your upfront estimate, TLC’s technician will let you know exactly how much it will cost. We also have our own licensed electricians so these upgrades can be done along with your installation.

Want to learn more? Check out our blog, How Much Does it Cost to Install a Central AC in New Mexico?

Protect your AC with maintenance from TLC's pros

With TLC’s preventative maintenance plan, Albuquerque homeowners receive annual AC tune-ups. During your service, TLC will perform a thorough safety and performance inspection to ensure your system runs smoothly and efficiently. Not only will you enjoy lower energy bills, but you’ll also keep your manufacturer’s warranty valid too. Best of all, members receive a 10% discount on repairs. That way, if you do end up needing repairs, it will lessen your financial burden. To learn more about how you can customize a plan that’s right for you, contact us today!

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Looking for an exact estimate?

Contact TLC’s friendly customer service team and we’ll schedule a convenient day and time for your free, in-home estimate.

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Our Service Process

1) Schedule your free in-home estimate

To get a free upfront quote on the cost of your new AC, call us at (505) 761-9644 or book directly online. We answer the phone 24/7, so if you have an urgent AC need we’ll get someone out to you ASAP.

2) Find the right AC for your home

During your free estimate, one of TLC’s friendly technicians will answer all of your questions. From swamp cooler conversions and package units to ductless and refrigerated ACs, our team has the knowledge and experience to help you find the right AC for your Albuquerque home. We’ll also review pricing, financing, and warranties so you can make the smartest choice for your comfort and budget.

3) We expertly install your AC

Once you’ve approved the estimate, we’ll get right to work installing your new air conditioner. Most ACs can be installed within a matter of days. When finished, we’ll clean up our workspace, answer any questions you have, and ensure your new AC works perfectly.

4) We schedule your inspection

Once your AC installation is complete, TLC will handle the inspection process for you. Our technicians value accuracy and a job done right, so you can rest easy knowing that all work is up to code.

5) We ensure 100% satisfaction

Since we opened our doors in 1987, customer satisfaction has been our number one goal. Following your AC installation, we’ll send a brief survey requesting feedback on how it went. We have a 100% “Make It Right Guarantee” and we’ll make sure you’re satisfied with your new air conditioner.

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Customer story in Albuquerque

After a 5-star AC installation, TLC earns a lifelong customer

Problem: When Tanya B. needed a new air conditioner, she wanted to find a reputable company that would install it correctly. After researching top-notch HVAC contractors in Albuquerque, TLC’s long list of 5-star reviews won her over. She contacted our offices for a free estimate, and then we had our AC expert, Riley, out to her home in no time.

Solution: From start to finish, TLC provided a smooth AC installation. During Tanya’s estimate, Riley answered all of her toughest questions with helpful advice. He even texted her the moment the equipment was confirmed in stock, so she could get her installation scheduled for that very same week. During the installation, TLC’s technicians were polite, efficient, and mindful of cleaning up. That way Tanya wouldn’t have to worry about a mess being made. Now that she’s enjoying her new refrigerated AC, Tanya is thrilled she chose TLC. In fact, she’s happy to share she’s now a lifelong customer!


“From beginning to end this was a smooth process. First I had Riley out to give me the estimate to switch from a swamp cooler to refrigerated air. He was extremely thorough in checking everything out and answering all of my questions. He gave me the proposal which I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when it came in lower than what I expected. Because we are in the middle of the pandemic I knew that getting equipment could be hard. I received a text from Riley a few days later stating all the equipment was in stock and we were set for install. Everyone who came to my home was beyond polite and professional. They did not leave a mess once while they were working. Overall TLC was absolutely amazing I am so glad I decided to go with them over another company. You got a customer for life.”


AC Installation FAQs

Below, TLC’s cooling experts answer common questions we receive about AC installations in Albuquerque.

Service Area

At TLC, we’re here for 24/7 cooling, heating, plumbing, and electrical service— whenever you need us.

  • Rio Rancho
  • Corrales
  • Bernalillo
  • East Mountains
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Want a free quote for a new AC? Contact Albuquerque's best: TLC