How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of San Antonio homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new AC differs based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will call for a special type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the residence? All of these things will help direct you to which A/C system is right for your.

The next variable to assess 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 house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, we will go out and assess your house to provide the systems available based on your home’s design and unique traits.

The additional thing to consider is which contractor to call. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your residence. If a tech were to get hurt and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

Okay, okay, you’ve researched all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to set you back?

While all the variables above will go into giving you a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

Average cost of an A/C system: $6,000 - $15,000

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Residence

No bigger than 3500 square feet and commonly between one and three stories

Averagecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Over 3500 square feet and various stories

Estimated cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing can fluctuate depending on where you live, personal routines, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and determine the right air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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