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 looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Waldorf homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the price of a new air conditioning system varies based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will necessitate a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the residence? All of these things will help decide which A/C system is right for your.

The next factor to take into consideration is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? How much insulation is currently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and assess your house to help determine the options available based on your home’s design and unique traits.

The other factor to think about is which contractor to choose. Though one contractor may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your home. If a contractor were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At A-PLUS 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 conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to cost?

While all the factors above will go into deciding a final price, below are a few estimates.


Ranch or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 ft2 and commonly a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Home

Less than 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories

Averagecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+/month

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


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and choose the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours today!

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