How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody enjoys 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 price of a new air conditioner differs 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. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your current set-up to provide the systems available depending on your home’s design and unique traits.

The other variable to think about is which business to choose. Though one business may have the system you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your residence. If a technician were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees 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 variables above will go into determining a final cost, below are a few ranges.


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 ft2 and usually one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing can vary depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system 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 determine the right air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

Contact Us