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 lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the residence? The above details will help choose which air conditioner is right for your family.

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

The third factor to think about is which company to use. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, take caution 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 business 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 conditioning systems. 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 variables above will go into determining a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Up to 2000 square feet and commonly a single story

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $6,000 - $15,000

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/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 Home

Larger than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

Approximate pricing may fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal habits, AC 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 determine the right air conditioning system 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!

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