How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Ravenna homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new AC differs based on several factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will call for a specific type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the house? All of these things will help determine which A/C system is right for your.

The second thing to assess is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? How much insulation is currently in the home and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your house to provide the choices available considering your home’s structure and unique features.

The other factor to think about is which contractor to call. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a budget you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should occur at your home. If a technician were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At 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 leading brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

So, 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 deciding a final budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and commonly a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and commonly one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing may vary depending on where you live, personal routines, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to review all your options and decide on the right air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little daunting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!