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 to begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new AC 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 residents in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the home? All of these things will help direct you to which A/C system is ideal for your family.

The following factor to consider is your home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house and how efficient 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 home to go over the options available based on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The additional thing to take into consideration is which business to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your home. If a technician 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 trained to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and typically one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Home

Up to 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 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia 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 a little overwhelming but San Antonio Air Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and decide on the right air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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