How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioning system. 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 several factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? These factors will help determine which air conditioning system is right for your home.

The following variable to consider is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is installed 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 Home Services by Enercare, we will go out and evaluate your current set-up to go over the choices available considering your home’s construction and unique features.

The third thing to think about is which company to choose. Though one contractor may have the system 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 happens at your home. 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 Home Services by Enercare, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to 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 or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and typically a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 ft2 and typically one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/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+ per month

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


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare is available day and night to discuss all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!