How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?
The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of the U.S. homeownership. So where do you begin?
First, realize that the price of a new air conditioning system varies based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will require a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the home? The above details will help decide which air conditioning system is best for your home.
The next factor to examine is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? How much insulation is installed 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 pay you a visit and analyze your current set-up to go over the choices available considering your home’s construction and unique features.
The third thing to take into consideration is which business to call. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a tech were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of A/C systems. 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 get to the real question. How much is this going to set you back?
While all the details above will go into deciding a final budget, below are a few ballpark numbers.
Ranch-Style or Smaller House
No bigger than 2000 square feet and typically only one story
Estimated cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 – $15,000
Using approved financing: $40 – $250 per month
Average Suburban Home
Less than 3500 square feet and usually one to three stories
Estimatedcost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 – $25,000
Using approved financing: $100 – $500per month
Larger than 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories
Approximate cost of an air conditioning system: $18,000 – $60,000+
With approved financing: $250+per month
Estimated pricing may change depending on where you live, personal habits, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.
The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little discouraging, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!
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