An aerial view of a central air conditioner installed in a yard next to a home.

Air conditioning is a way of life in Texas, especially in Tyler and nearby areas of East Texas where brutal heat and humidity make it a crucial investment for homeowners. Whether your plans include replacing your current AC or installing one in a newly constructed home, it's important to understand the factors that determine the price of a new AC unit.

 At Aire Serv of Smith County, we know that every home and everyone’s cooling needs are unique. That's why we're here to explore the cost of a new AC unit and what you can expect when you call us for an estimate for your new AC installation:  

Location and Size

Just like real estate, location matters. And so does the size of the home it needs to cool! If your home is in a harsh climate or has significant humidity levels (like Texas), you'll need a stronger air conditioning system to keep up with your needs.

 Similarly, a larger home requires an AC unit with more power, which will cost more. Selecting the right unit for your location and size of the home ensures efficiency, which helps reduce electricity consumption, saving you money on energy bills in the long run.  

Efficiency Rating

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER rates AC systems for efficiency. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient it is, which will cost more upfront than a lower-rated system. 

For instance, an AC with a minimum SEER rating of 13 to 15 will be much less expensive than an AC with a rating of 19 to 21. However, even though the more efficient unit will cost you more initially, it will save you money on energy bills in the long run. 

You can also expect a higher SEER rating to come with improved air circulation, dehumidification, and even rebates on select models and brands! You'll also be doing your part in conserving energy and helping the environment.

Additional Features

Along with the standard AC unit, additional features can be added to enhance the comfort and efficiency of your system. These include:

  • Smart Thermostats – If you’re dreaming up a smart home and want precise control of your AC system, a smart thermostat could be the perfect option. With this device, you can control your AC with voice commands or through an app on your phone.
  • Air Purifiers – Looking to improve indoor air quality? Upgrading to an air purifier is a great way to go. This automatically cleans and filters the air, providing a healthier home environment.
  • Zoning Systems – AC zoning systems divide your home into “zones” that can be cooled or heated at different temperatures and times of the day. This allows for greater control over air distribution and energy consumption in certain areas of your home, making it a smart move for large homes.

These features can be included in an upgrade package based on your personal preferences and budget. Each feature may come with an additional cost, but it will help ensure you get the most out of your AC system. 

Installation Costs

The installation cost for a new AC unit will depend on several factors, including the labor required to install your AC and the type of system you have chosen. Professional installation is always recommended, as it comes with a warranty that covers any damages or defects in the parts and labor.

Maintenance Costs

One aspect of your new AC system that shouldn't be overlooked is regular maintenance by local AC professionals. While this cost may not be factored into the price of your new AC unit, it's an essential part of keeping your system running efficiently and extending the life of your unit, so be sure to plan accordingly!

Get a Clear Answer on Your AC Installation Costs with Air serve of Smith County

When you're ready to explore a new AC unit for your home, call Air serve of Smith County and let us put together an estimate that meets your needs – both in terms of budget and comfort! We have years of experience helping homeowners in Tyler and the surrounding areas in East Texas find the right AC system at a price they can feel good about.

We'll discuss your options, review energy-efficient models, and provide you with professional installation so you can start enjoying a cool, comfortable home sooner. Plus, our maintenance services will ensure your new AC unit stays running all year long. We back everything up with industry-leading warranties and upfront costs from the beginning!

Beat the heat with a new AC from Air serve of Smith County – complete a contact form to request your estimate today!