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 cost of a new air conditioning system differs based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a condition (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the residence? These factors will help decide which A/C system is best for your.

The second thing to take into consideration is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At A-PLUS Service Experts, we will go out and assess your house to provide the options available depending on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The third factor to think about is which contractor to use. Though one company may have the system you want at a cost you like, be careful 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 hurt and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At A-PLUS 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 leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

So, you’ve considered 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 cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 ft2 and commonly one 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 one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

More than 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing may vary depending on geographic location, personal routines, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but A-PLUS Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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