How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Austin homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioning system differs based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will warrant a special type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? These factors will help decide which air conditioning system is right for your home.

The following factor to take into consideration is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Strand Brothers Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your house to provide the choices available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The third thing to consider is which company to use. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a cost you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your house. If a technician were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Strand Brothers Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

So, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to 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 estimates.


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 square feet and usually one story

Average cost of an air conditioner: $6,000 - $15,000

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Home

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and commonly between one and three stories

Estimatedcost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

More than 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing may fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal habits, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Strand Brothers Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose the best air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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