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 looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Medina homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new AC fluctuates based on multiple 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 a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the home? All of these things will help choose which air conditioning system is best for your family.

The second thing to examine is your actual home. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your house to provide the systems available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The third thing to think about is which business to use. Though one company may have the system you want at a cost you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

So, you’ve researched all this but let’s ask 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 estimates.


Ranch or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 sq. ft. and typically one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Home

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

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

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

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

With approved financing: $250+ monthly

Approximate pricing can vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to discuss all your options and choose the right air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little discouraging, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!