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, understand that the price of a new AC 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 specific type of air filtration equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the home? These factors will help direct you to which air conditioner is best for your home.

The second variable to take into consideration is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? How much insulation is presently in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Climate Control Service Experts, we will go out and evaluate your house to provide the choices available depending on your home’s structure and unique traits.

The other variable to think about is which company to choose. Though one contractor 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 technician were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Climate Control Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, 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 conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, you’ve considered 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 House

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and typically a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

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


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Climate Control Service Experts is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and determine the best air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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