How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost? 

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of San Antonio homeownership. So where do you begin

First, understand that the price of a new air conditioning system differs based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will call for a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or a condition that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the home? All of these things will help determine which air conditioning system is ideal for your family. 

The following factor to take into consideration is your actual home. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, we will go out and assess your current set-up to help determine the options available considering your home’s construction and unique characteristics. 

The third factor to consider is which business to choose. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your home. If a technician were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do. 

Okay, okay, you’ve considered all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to cost? 

While all the factors above will go into determining a final cost, below are a few ballpark numbers. 

Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence 

Less than 2000 square feet and usually one story 

Approximate cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 – $15,000 

With approved financing: $40 – $250 per month 

Common Suburban Home 

Less than 3500 square feet and usually 1-3 stories 

Approximatecost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 – $25,000 

With approved financing: $100 – $500per month 

Luxury Home 

Over 3500 square feet and any number of stories 

Approximate cost of an air conditioning system: $18,000 – $60,000+ 

With approved financing: $250+per month 

Approximate pricing may vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system. 

The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and determine the ideal air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours today! 

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