How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with London homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the price of a new air conditioning system differs based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will involve a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the house? These factors will help determine which air conditioning system is right for your home.

The following variable to assess is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? How much insulation is currently in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and assess your current set-up to go over the options available considering your home’s structure and unique features.

The other thing to think about is which contractor to choose. Though one contractor may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your house. If a contractor were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into giving you a final budget, below are a few ranges.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 ft2 and usually 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 square feet and various stories

Approximate cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+/month

Estimated pricing can change depending on where you live, personal routines, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to discuss all your options and choose the right air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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