How Much Does Central AC Replacement Cost In San Diego, CA?

Given a 1500 – 3000 square foot home, the average cost to replace a Central A/C unit in San Diego, CA will be between $4,530 – $12,410. This guide covers price ranges by house size.

AC Replacement

Compare costs for central AC Replacement cost for these popular brands:

  • Trane AC Units
  • Amana AC Units
  • Carrier AC Units
  • Lennox AC Units
  • Rheem AC Units
  • American Standard AC Units
  • RUUD AC Units

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Central AC Cost by Size/BTU’s

If you’re thinking about installing a new AC system in San Diego, CA, this chart will help you determine your cost according to the size and BTU’s.

*A British thermal unit (BTU) is a unit of heat; it is defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.

** AC cost does not include installation, which will be between $90/hour  – $150/hour for a qualified technician.


Central AC Cost

AC Unit Replacement Cost by Home Size

Below is a chart calculating the national average cost to replace a central air conditioning unit according to the square footage of a home

  • AC Unit for 1,200 Sq. Ft. Home: $2,180
  • AC Unit for 1,500 Sq. Ft. Home: $3,419
  • AC Unit for 2,000 Sq. Ft. Home: $3,425
  • AC Unit for 2,500 Sq. Ft. Home: $3,925
  • AC Unit for 3,000 Sq. Ft. Home: $4,710
  • AC Unit for 4,000 Sq. Ft Home: $5,241

AC cost does not include installation, which will be between $90/hour  – $150/hour for a qualified technician. For exact pricing, please request to compare quotes from HVAC companies near you.


Central AC Installation Cost

A San Diego, CA AC company can replace your entire AC unit or just the outside unit. AC brands like Trane, Rheem, and Carrier typically are fairly close in their price points. This guide helps with

Central AC Replacement Cost

A/C Repair Costs

HVAC Replacement Prices

Best A/C Replacement Companies in San Diego, CA

Progressive Heating & Air
8637 Jenny Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

Guthrie & Sons Heating, Air & Energy
3914 Hicock St, San Diego, CA 92110

Pacific Heating & Air Conditioning
4401 Twain Ave #27, San Diego, CA 92120


Carini Heating, Air, and Plumbing
825 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

The Climate in San Diego, CA Impacts Heating & A/C Units

San Diego has one of the best climates in America! With warm and sunny summers, San Diegans can enjoy all four seasons while staying warm.

Looking for Central AC Replacement Costs Near You?

Are you looking to replace or install your central AC in your home? You can find central AC replacement costs in your area using our Price Tool for Central AC.

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