It’s official; you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of the U.S. homeownership. So where to begin?
First, know that the cost of a new AC fluctuates based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the residence? These factors will help determine which air conditioner is ideal for your family.
The following thing to consider is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? How much insulation is presently in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will come out and evaluate your current set-up to provide the options available considering your home’s structure and unique traits.
The additional variable to take into consideration is which company to call. Though one contractor may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your house. If a tech were to get hurt 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 an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.
So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to 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 ranges.
Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence
No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and commonly a single story
Approximate cost of an A/C system: $6,000 – $15,000
Using approved financing: $40 – $250 monthly
Common Suburban Residence
No bigger than 3500 square feet and commonly one to three stories
Approximatecost of an A/C system: $8,000 – $25,000
With approved financing: $100 – $500/month
Over 3500 ft2 and various stories
Approximate cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 – $60,000+
Including approved financing: $250+monthly
Potential pricing could change depending on regional climate, personal habits, AC settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.
The entire 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 decide on the best air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!
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