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Carrier AC unit prices in San Antonio, Austin, and the Hill Country

Here is a quick look at Carrier AC unit, Furnace, and HVAC system replacement costs in San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Boerne, and Kerrville.

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Carrier outdoor AC unit cost to install in San Antonio & Austin

A new Carrier AC unit prices can range from $3,200 to $4,200 for a basic outdoor air conditioner unit.  One of the significant cost differences is the HVAC system’s size. For example, a Carrier 2-ton AC unit price is $3,200 while a Carrier 5-ton AC unit is around $4,200.

Outdoor AC Unit TonnageElectric AC Unit Cost 14 SEERHeat Pump AC Unit Cost 14 SEER
2 Ton AC Unit $3,200$3,500
2.5 Ton AC Unit $3,200$3,700
3 Ton AC Unit $3,400$3,700
3.5 Ton AC Unit $3,800$3,900
4 Ton AC Unit $3,800$3,900
5 Ton AC Unit $3,900$4,200

What the price includes for a Carrier AC unit replacement.

The installation of a new outdoor 14 SEER AC unit/condenser includes:
  • Removal & disposal of the current outdoor condenser. 
  • Installation of new condenser to city code. 
  • Installation of a disconnect & whip, proper max circuit protection fuses, and locking caps.
  • Line set flush to accommodate new refrigerant. 
  • 10-year parts warranty & 1-year labor warranty

What is the difference between a Heat pump and a Gas/Electric outdoor AC unit?

Carrier Heat Pump AC Unit

  • Three home HVAC system types can be found in San Antonio and Austin: heat pump, gas, and electric.  The outdoor AC unit or condenser of gas and electric systems is identical in cost and function.  What separates a heat pump from a condenser is it both heats and cools.  A heat pump uses the outside ambient temperature to heat and cool.  Since it uses a chemical reaction, freon, to do all the heavy lifting, it uses far less energy to heat your home than the other two systems.  This is why most homeowners in San Antonio and Austin use heat pumps for their homes.

Carrier Gas/Electric AC Unit

  • Carrier gas and electric AC units are similar in function and cost.  What separates these two air conditioners from a heat pump is that a gas/electric AC condenser only cools while a heat pump heats and cools.  Gas and electric HVAC systems are less efficient in the winter than a heat pump, but in the summer, they all operate at the same energy efficiency.  Since we use our air conditioners a lot during the summer but need our heaters little during the winter, these two systems are still great options for San Antonio and Austin.  The price is a little lower for a Carrier straight cool electric AC unit replacement because it has only one function, unlike a heat pump.

Carrier Outdoor air conditioner Pricing Recap

Here is a quick recap on what you can expect to spend replacing your outdoor AC with a Carrier condenser.  A Carrier 2-ton AC unit price will run around $3,200 to $3,500.  When it comes to a Carrier 2.5-ton AC unit price should budget from $3,200 to $3,700.  If you’re looking for a Carrier 3-ton AC unit price, you can plan on spending close to $3,400 to $3,700.  A Carrier 3.5-ton AC unit price can be as low as $3,800 to $3,900 for a basic condenser.  If your HVAC system calls for a Carrier 4-ton AC unit, prices will range from $3,800 to $3,900.  If you have the largest system on the market, a Carrier 5-ton AC unit price will be about $3,900 to $4,200 with installation included.

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Carrier Furnace and Air Handler Prices for San Antonio, Austin, And The Hill Country??

A Carrier furnace replacement in San Antonio and Austin can range from $3,100 to $5,600 for the installation of a basic single-stage furnace.

Indoor Furnace by Ton/BTUElectric Furnace CostHeat Pump Furnace CostGas Furnace Cost
2 Ton Furnace Cost$3,150$3,330$4,350
2.5 Ton Furnace Cost$3,230$3,330$4,750
3 Ton Furnace Cost$3,280$3,400$4,950
3.5 Ton Furnace Cost$3,580$3,500$5,200
4 Ton Furnace Cost$3,750$3,700$5,200
5 Ton Furnace Cost$3,800$3,980$5,600

What's included in a Carrier Indoor Furnace replacement?

The installation of a new indoor furnace/air handler includes:
  • Removal & disposal of the current furnace.
  • Installation of new furnace to city code. 
  • Installation of heat kit elements, proper max circuit protection fuses, and safety float switches.
  • Reconnection of drain line & proper attachment and sealing of plenum transitions.
  • Line set flush to accommodate new refrigerant. 
  • Complete city permit & city inspection (if needed).
  • 10-year parts warranty & 1-year labor warranty

Gas Furnace Replacement

  • A gas furnace costs more than a heat pump or electric furnace due to the required safety features, resulting in a higher equipment cost and longer installation time.  The San Antonio and Austin area requires a city inspection for all gas furnaces to ensure there isn’t any risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Heat Pump / Electric AC Unit

  • Although these two furnace types are very different, the material and labor costs are similar.  This is why there isn’t much cost difference between installing a heat pump and an electric air-hander.  Most zip codes in the San Antonio and Austin area do not require city inspections for these furnace types because there are fewer safety concerns, unlike with gas furnaces.

What does a new Carrier AC and furnace Cost in San Antonio, Austin And The Hill Country? (Furnace and AC Unit Installed)

The cost of a new AC system replacement in San Antonio and Austin can range from $6,000 to $9,300 for the installation of basic 14 SEER air conditioning.

HVAC System SizeElectric 14 SEER ReplacementHeat Pump 14 SEER ReplacementGas 14 SEER Replacement
2 Ton HVAC System Cost$6,048$6,973$7,309
2.5 Ton HVAC System Cost$6,536$7,275$7,720
3 Ton HVAC System Cost$6,636$7364$8,200
3.5 Ton HVAC System Cost$7,345$7,565$8,654
4 Ton HVAC System Cost$7,406$7,873$8,800
5 Ton HVAC System Cost$8,347$8,557$9,329

How much does a higher efficiency AC system Cost?

AC Unit Tonnage14 SEER Single Stage15 SEER Single Stage16 SEER 2 Stage17.5 SEER 5 Speed22 SEER Variable Speed
2 Ton AC Unit$3,500$3,600$5,700$8,600$10,400
3 Ton AC Unit$3,700$3,900$6,000$10,000$10,900
4 Ton AC Unit$3,800$4,200$6,300$10,700$11,700
5 Ton AC Unit$4,100$4,200$6,400$10,700$12,600

How Much Do AC Unit Add-Ons Cost?

OptionsDescriptionAverage Cost
New Thermostat LineInstall A New T-Stat Line$225
Basic ThermostatInstall A New Basic Honeywell Thermostat$150
Digital ThermostatInstall A New Digital Honeywell Thermostat$399
Nest ThermostatInstall A New Nest Thermostat$420
Condenser PadInstall A New Condenser Pad$134
Line SetInstall A New Line Set For A Single Story Home$574
Line Set (Double)Install A New Line Set For A Double Story Home$688
Line Set CoverInstall A New 10 Foot Long Line Set Cover$70
Drain LineInstall A New 35 Foot Drain Line With Safety Switches$216
+- Surge ProtectorInstall A New Surge Protector$110

How Much Does Better Air Quality Cost?

OptionsDescriptionAverage Cost
2" Media FilterInstall A New Media Filter Cabinet with a 2" Media Filter$172
4" Media FilterInstall A New Media Filter Cabinet with a 4" Media Filter$440
UV LightInstall A New UV Light In The Furnace$287
Duct DisinfectantFlush All Ductwork With Duct Disinfectant$59
Carbon Monoxide DetectorInstall A New Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Detector$95

How Much Does New Duct Work Cost?

OptionsDescriptionAverage Cost
Duct RunPer Duct Run Cost - Remove And Replace An Existing Duct Run$164
Supply PlenumRemove Existing Supply Plenum And Rebuild A New 10' Section Supply Plenum$561
Return PlenumRemove Existing Return Plenum And Rebuild A New 10' Section Return Plenum$476

How Much Does Blown In Attic Insulation Cost?

OptionsDescriptionAverage Cost
R19 InsulationBlown-In R19 Attic Insulation$0.74 Per SQFT
R30 InsulationBlown-In R30 Attic Insulation$1.00 Per SQFT

Primary AC System We Install

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Our Primary Brand

  • Atlas AC Repair primarily uses Carrier as our flagship AC system for new installations.  We use Carrier as our leading brand because 1) we needed a product that everyone knows and trusts in San Antonio and Austin, and 2) the more volume we run with Carrier, the lower our prices become, and we can pass those savings on to you.  Carrier also does a great job covering all spectrums of air conditioning and heating, from cost-effective 14 SEER systems to the high-end 22 SEER AC systems.  Carrier can handle any AC and heating solution you are looking for.

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Atlas AC Repair Service Area

San Antonio

  • Atlas AC Repair is based in north San Antonio, TX.  San Antonio is a great city for many reasons, from the River Walk to all the small communities.  Atlas AC Repair services all of Bexar County from Helotes to Live Oak, along with Castle Hills to Alamo Heights, down to Hidden Cove to Brooks City Base.  If you’re looking for a new AC unit or an entire air conditioner replacement cost in San Antonio, you have come to the right place.  Atlas AC Repair is proud to serve the people of San Antonio and the surrounding areas and can handle any HVAC need!  If you live in San Antonio, you can always count on Atlas AC Repair!


  • Even though we are based in San Antonio, we have technicians in Austin, TX, that allow us to deliver speedy service.  Austin is one of the most famous cities in Texas for good reasons.  From the fantastic trails to 6th street, Austin has it all!  Atlas AC Repair not only services Austin but the surrounding areas as well.  From Georgetown and Round Rock to Cedar Park and Pflugerville down to Sunset Valley and Del Valle, we have you covered in all the surrounding Austin areas.  If you’re searching for how much a new AC unit costs or the cost of a complete air conditioning replacement in San Austin, you found the right place to get pricing.  We are proud to service Austin and the surrounding areas!
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New Braunfels And San Marcos

  •  New Braunfels and San Marcos are just down the road from our main office in north San Antonio.  We service all of Comal County and Hays County.  If you live in the New Braunfels or San Marcos area and you’re looking for pricing for a new AC unit or the cost of a complete air conditioner replacement, you came to the right place.  Atlas AC Repair is proud to serve the people of New Braunfels and San Marcos.

Hill Country

  • The Hill Country is one of the most beautiful places in Texas. We have technicians available to serve you in the Hill Country Area.  We service most of the Hill Country area, including Boerne, Comfort, and Kerrville. If you’re trying to find out the cost of a new air conditioner unit or a complete AC replacement in Boerne, Comfort, or Kerrville, you have come to the right place.  We are proud to serve the Hill country!

Bexar County

  • Alamo Heights
    Balcones Heights
    Castle Hills
    China Grove
    Fair Oaks Ranch
    Grey Forest
    Hill Country Village
    Hollywood Park
    Leon Valley
    Live Oak
    Olmos Park
    San Antonio
    Shavano Park
    Terrell Hills
    Universal City
    Von Ormy

Comal County

  • Bulverde 
  • New Braunfels

Travis County

  • Austin
    Bee Cave
    Cedar Park
    Lago Vista
    Mustang Ridge
    Round Rock
    Sunset Valley
    West Lake Hills

Hays County

  • Buda
    Dripping Springs
    Mountain City

Kendall County

  • Boerne

Kerr County

  • Kerrville

Gillespie County

  • Fredericksburg