It’s official; you have to replace your air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of the U.S. homeownership. So where do you begin?
First, understand that the investment of a new air conditioner differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will involve a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the residence? All of these things will help choose which A/C system is right for your family.
The following variable to consider is the home itself. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will pay you a visit and assess your home to help determine the systems available based on your home’s design and unique features.
The additional variable to think about is which contractor to call. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your home. If a tech were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured 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 cost?
While all the details above will go into deciding a final budget, below are a few estimates.
Ranch House or Smaller Home
No bigger than 2000 ft2 and usually a single story
Average cost of an air conditioner: $6,000 – $15,000
Including approved financing: $40 – $250 per month
Average Suburban Home
Less than 3500 square feet and usually 1-3 stories
Estimatedcost of an A/C system: $8,000 – $25,000
Including approved financing: $100 – $500monthly
More than 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories
Approximate cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 – $60,000+
Including approved financing: $250+monthly
Potential pricing may fluctuate depending on where you live, personal habits, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.
The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!
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