How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Kingston homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new air conditioner varies based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will call for a specific type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the home? The above details will help direct you to which air conditioner is right for your home.

The second thing to examine is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the home and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Kingston Home Services by Enercare, we will come out and assess your current set-up to provide the systems available depending on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The third variable to consider is which business to choose. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something occurs at your residence. If a technician were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At Kingston Home Services by Enercare, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve researched 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 ranges.


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 ft2 and usually a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing can fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal routines, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Kingston Home Services by Enercare is available day and night to review all your options and determine the ideal air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!