How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with San Antonio homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new A/C system fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a particular type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the house? All of these things will help choose which A/C system is ideal for your.

The following factor to assess is your home itself. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? How much insulation is presently in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At San Antonio Air Service Experts, we will go out and assess your house to go over the options available depending on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The additional thing to take into consideration is which business to choose. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your home. If a contractor were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At San Antonio Air Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a thorough 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 deliver.

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 details above will go into giving you a final budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 square feet and usually a single story

Estimated cost of an air conditioner: $6,000 - $15,000

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban House

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 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

Larger than 3500 square feet and any number of stories

Approximate cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing may vary depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but San Antonio Air Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours today!

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