How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?
It’s official; you have to replace your A/C system. 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, know that the price 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 warrant a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or an affliction that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the residence? These factors will help choose which air conditioning system is best for your home.
The following variable to consider is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your current set-up to help determine the systems available depending on your home’s construction and unique features.
The additional thing to consider is which company to call. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a contractor were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.
Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to set you back?
While all the details above will go into giving you a final budget, below are a few ballpark numbers.
Ranch or Smaller Home
No bigger than 2000 square feet and commonly only one story
Estimated cost of an air conditioner: $6,000 – $15,000
Including approved financing: $40 – $250 per month
Average Suburban Home
Up to 3500 sq. ft. and commonly 1-3 stories
Approximatecost of an A/C system: $8,000 – $25,000
With approved financing: $100 – $500monthly
Larger than 3500 ft2 and various stories
Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 – $60,000+
With approved financing: $250+monthly
Potential pricing can vary depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.
The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and determine the ideal air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours today!
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