How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Austin homeownership. So where do you begin?

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

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

The third factor to consider is which company to choose. Though one company may have the equipment 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 injured and the business 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 employees go through a complete 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.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s ask 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 House or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and usually a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban House

Less than 3500 square feet and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Over 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Strand Brothers Service Experts is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and decide on the best air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little daunting, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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