How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?
The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with the U.S. homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?
First, realize that the investment of a new AC differs based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will involve a specific type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a condition that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the home? These factors will help choose which A/C system is right for your home.
The second factor to take into consideration is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your house to help determine the choices available based on your home’s construction and unique features.
The third variable to take into consideration is which contractor to use. Though one company may have the system you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your house. If a tech were to get injured and the company 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 qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.
So, 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 deciding a final budget, below are a few estimates.
Ranch House or Smaller Home
No bigger than 2000 square feet and usually a single story
Average cost of an air conditioner: $6,000 – $15,000
With approved financing: $40 – $250 /month
Common Suburban Home
No bigger than 3500 square feet and typically between one and three stories
Approximatecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 – $25,000
With approved financing: $100 – $500per month
Over 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories
Approximate cost of an A/C system: $18,000 – $60,000+
Using approved financing: $250+per month
Approximate pricing may change depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.
The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and choose the right air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!
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