It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of the U.S. homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?
First, know that the investment 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 conditions that will necessitate a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the residents in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the residence? The above details will help decide which A/C system is ideal for your home.
The following factor to take into consideration is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to go over the choices available considering your home’s structure and unique features.
The other thing to take into consideration is which company to choose. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your residence. If a technician were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we do.
So, you’ve researched all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to set you back?
While all the factors above will go into determining a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.
Ranch House or Smaller House
Up to 2000 sq. ft. and typically one story
Average cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 – $15,000
Including approved financing: $40 – $250 monthly
Typical Suburban Residence
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/month
More than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories
Average cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 – $60,000+
Using approved financing: $250+/month
Potential pricing can vary depending on geographic location, personal habits, system settings, air conditioning 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 day and night to help walk you through all your options and determine the ideal air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!
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