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How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Air Conditioner?

At Pioneer Comfort Systems, we’ve been in the HVAC business for over 50 years. Our experts are committed to bringing our customers affordable and reliable solutions through integrity in our business practices.

We believe you should be comfortable at home and at work, which is why we offer the products and services you can count on.

When you are considering whether to have an HVAC system replaced or HVAC system installed in Shreveport, there are some things you should know.

Factors That Affect Air Conditioner Replacement Cost

Certain factors can affect air conditioner replacement costs. The following are a few common issues that will play into your final expense.

Size of the Building

Air conditioning systems come in various sizes, and the size you need will depend on the size of the building. We measure system sizes in tons, but not the “tons” you are familiar with. In this case, a ton measures how well an air conditioner cools a building.

Home air conditioning systems therefore will have a different, much smaller tonnage than a commercial building. The smaller the tonnage, the lesser the cost.

Depending on what your home or office building needs, you may need a stronger unit to properly heat and cool your space.

Your old AC unit may not be powerful enough to match the tonnage required for the building. Our professionals can help you find that energy-efficient sweet spot.

Air Conditioner Installation Complications

Life is full of complications, and that includes AC systems. If your local HVAC installer runs into any complications, you may end up with a higher cost.

Some complications can include:

  • Difficulty accessing the attic,
  • Small crawl spaces that are impossible to fit into
  • Blown-in insulation getting in the way

Each of these scenarios could require more time and more services to get it right. The right professionals can get it done right the first time without too many additional costs.

Air Conditioning Unit Choice

Pioneer Comfort Systems installs American Standard systems, which come in a Silver Series, Gold Series, and Platinum Series. The series you choose will affect air conditioning installation costs.

Silver Series: effectively cools your home at a single speed

Gold Series: uses a high and low speed to better cool your home and save energy

Platinum Series: uses variable speed settings to give you better control over the temperature of your home and your energy savings

While each series comes with different benefits, all are solid and efficient choices. American Standard AC units are also affordable and can easily suit your specific needs. Customers save an average of 38-60% when they upgrade to American Standard.


Proper ductwork is a crucial part of effectively heating and cooling your home. If your ductwork is in good shape and does not require replacement, you will likely have a cheaper total AC replacement cost. If your ductwork needs replacing, our team can work with you to give you an estimate that keeps your home running smoothly.

Air Conditioner Costs You Can Expect

The cost of an air conditioner can vary, taking into consideration the determining factors mentioned previously.

When you have a larger building requiring a bigger system, need new ductwork, and/or choose a pricier brand you could expect to pay a little more.
A good air conditioning system will last 15-20 years, especially with the energy efficiency of today. Our HVAC professionals can give you a custom estimate that meets your specific needs.

Contact Shreveport Air Conditioner Installation Techs Today

To learn more about air conditioning replacement costs in Shreveport and Bossier City, contact Pioneer Comfort Systems today at 318-795-8000. We look forward to helping you make your home or office affordably more comfortable.