How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with North America homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the price of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the residence? The above details will help direct you to which air conditioner is right for your.

The second thing to consider is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? How much insulation is currently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and evaluate your current set-up to help determine the options available based on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The third factor to consider is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your home. If a tech were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

So, you’ve researched all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to cost?

While all the factors above will go into determining a final cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Up to 2000 sq. ft. and commonly one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and commonly between one and three stories

Approximatecost of an A/C system: $8,000 - $25,000

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing may fluctuate depending on where you live, personal habits, AC settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to review all your options and determine the ideal air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!