How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Alliance homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the price of a new AC differs based on several factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will necessitate a specific type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the house? The above details will help choose which air conditioning system is right for your family.

The second variable to examine is the home itself. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to provide the choices available depending on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The third thing to take into consideration is which contractor to choose. Though one business may have the system you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your home. If a technician were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve researched all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

While all the variables above will go into determining a final price, below are a few ranges.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 square feet and typically only one story

Average cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 - $15,000

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Common Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 square feet and usually between one and three stories

Estimatedcost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

Estimated cost of an air conditioning system: $18,000 - $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing may change depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and choose the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!