How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Mobile homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the cost of a new A/C system fluctuates based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health conditions that will necessitate a special type of air filtration equipment? Do the people living in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the house? These factors will help direct you to which air conditioner is right for your home.

The next variable to take into consideration is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and assess your house to help determine the choices available based on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The other variable to consider is which contractor to choose. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your residence. If a contractor were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and usually one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and commonly 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing could vary depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and determine the best air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours today!

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