How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost? 

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Austin homeownership. So where do you begin

First, understand that the investment of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will necessitate a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a condition that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the home? All of these things will help determine which air conditioning system is right for your home. 

The second factor to take into consideration is your actual home. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Strand Brothers Service Experts, we will come out and evaluate your house to help determine the options available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics. 

The third factor to consider is which company to call. Though one company may have the system you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your home. If a contractor were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Strand Brothers Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide. 

So, you’ve considered all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to cost? 

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

Ranch or Smaller Home 

Up to 2000 square feet and usually only one story 

Average cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 – $15,000 

With approved financing: $40 – $250 per month 

Average Suburban House 

Up to 3500 square feet and usually 1-3 stories 

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

With approved financing: $100 – $500per month 

Luxury House 

Larger than 3500 square feet and various stories 

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

With approved financing: $250+per month 

Approximate pricing may vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, 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 around the clock to review all your options and choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours today! 

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