How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Girard homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new AC differs based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a special type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the home? The above details will help choose which A/C system is right for your home.

The second variable to take into consideration is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? How much insulation is presently in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and evaluate your house to provide the systems available considering your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The third thing to think about is which contractor to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your house. If a technician were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and commonly one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Common Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and typically one to three stories

Approximatecost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 - $25,000

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing could change depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, system settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to review all your options and decide on the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!