How Much Does a New Air Conditioner Cost? - Ernst Heating & Cooling Metro East

How Much Does a New Air Conditioner Cost?


Wonder about the price of air conditioner (A/C) replacement no more. We’re going to give you some concrete numbers!

The price of a new HVAC system can run anywhere from $7,500 – $20,000 based on the home’s needs and the homeowner’s wants. Most of our customers end up somewhere in the middle to lower part of that scale.

But what about just the A/C system? That is usually between $4,000 and $12,000. However, it can vary depending on a lot of different factors …

New high-efficiency A/C

High-efficiency air conditioners use the latest technology and parts to maximize the amount of cool air you get, and to minimize energy waste.

Upgraded technologies include variable-speed blowers as opposed to two-stage blowers (meaning that the A/C can more easily keep your home at exactly the temperature you want it), or a more efficient compressor. These features are great investments in the long run, but of course, they mean your new air conditioner will cost more.

New A/C size

The size of your new air conditioner will of course affect how much it costs. The size and layout of your home determines the necessary size of your new air conditioner.

Bells and whistles!

There are even more add-ons you can seek out, such as very quiet models, or smart tech models that create communication between all parts of your HVAC system. These bells and whistles are expensive, but very worth it to those customers who really want a quiet and/or smart system!

Labor costs

Installation costs go up if there is additional labor involved — for example, having to install or replace ductwork.

However, the labor costs shouldn’t come as a sudden surprise, because they should have been factored into the quote from the HVAC contractor. This is because, when you receive a quote, it should be based on the technician coming out to your home and assessing your unique needs. 

Overall, the question, “How Much Does a New Air Conditioner Cost?” is hard to answer because it varies so much depending on the system you want, the size of your home, and other labor involved in the installation process.

Deals and financing

However, you should also know that your new air conditioner could cost less than this, due to our current special where you can save up to $2,750 off a Lennox heating and cooling system along with a bacteria and virus filtering pure air purification system.

Last but not least, we offer financing for as low as $60 – $150 a month.

There are always options to pay for a new system, and we work with you to make sure that you can affordably get the repairs and replacements you need!

If getting a new system from Ernst sounds like the next step for you as a Metro East homeowner, get more information and a free consultation. Contact us online or call us at 618.217.1836.

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