How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost? 

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of the U.S. homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the investment of a new A/C system varies based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will require a particular type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the residence? The above details will help direct you to which air conditioning system is right for your home.

The second factor to assess is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will come out and evaluate your home to go over the options available considering your home’s design and unique features.

The third variable to think about is which business to call. Though one business may have the system you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something occurs at your house. If a technician were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into giving you a final cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.

Ranch or Smaller House 

Up to 2000 ft2 and typically one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 – $250 /month

Typical Suburban House 

Less than 3500 square feet and commonly one to three stories

Averagecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 – $25,000

With approved financing: $100 – $500/month

Luxury House

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

Approximate cost of an A/C system: $18,000 – $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+per month

Potential pricing may change depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.

The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available around the clock to discuss all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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