How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost? 

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of the U.S. homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the price of a new AC varies based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a particular type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the home? All of these things will help decide which air conditioning system is ideal for your home.

The following thing to consider is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will pay you a visit and assess your house to provide the systems available considering your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The other factor to think about is which business to choose. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a budget you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your house. If a tech were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we do.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to set you back?

While all the factors above will go into determining a final price, below are a few ranges.

Ranch-Style or Smaller House 

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and commonly only one story

Average cost of an A/C system: $6,000 – $15,000

Including approved financing: $40 – $250 per month

Typical Suburban Home 

No bigger than 3500 ft2 and typically one to three stories

Estimatedcost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 – $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 – $500/month

Luxury Residence

More than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

Approximate cost of an air conditioning system: $18,000 – $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+monthly

Approximate pricing can fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.

The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available 24/7 to review all your options and determine the best air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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