This is analogous to asking a car dealer, “What is the price of a new car?” There are too many variables involved for a quick phone quote. For most people, a major investment like this is only made 2-3 times in a lifetime so it should be made for all the right reasons.
Prices of New A/C Systems
Prices of new a/c equipment vary depending on the BTU capacity and the SEER rating. The only way to determine the proper size is to do a load calculation on the house. Without that, you are guessing or using old rules of thumb.
The biggest cost escalator for new equipment is the efficiency rating. It is possible to pay more for a deluxe top of the line 2 ton system compared to a basic 5 ton system. That is why it is imperative to do an in-home consultation to find out usage pattern, health problems, activity levels within the home and anticipated length of time in the home. Based on those answers we can then make very logical recommendations as to which system would be the most cost effective for that customer. Obviously, a quick phone quote doesn’t do justice for a customer’s long term investment.
It is always in your best interest to maximize your knowledge when purchasing new equipment. The best way to accomplish this is with an in-home consultation.