How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Austin homeownership. So where to begin?

First, know that the price of a new air conditioner differs based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the home? The above details will help decide which A/C system is ideal for your home.

The next thing to examine is the actual home. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much insulation is installed in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Strand Brothers Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and analyze your home to go over the choices available considering your home’s design and unique traits.

The third variable to take into consideration is which business to choose. Though one company may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your home. If a technician were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Strand Brothers Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s ask the real question. What is this going to cost?

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and typically one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 ft2 and usually 1-3 stories

Approximatecost of an A/C system: $8,000 - $25,000

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

More than 3500 square feet and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing may fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but Strand Brothers Service Experts is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and decide on the right A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little daunting, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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