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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 hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Cleveland homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the price of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the house? These factors will help direct you to which A/C system is right for your home.

The second variable 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 presently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and assess your house to go over the choices available based on your home’s construction and unique features.

The third thing to consider is which contractor to use. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your home. If a technician were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

So, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into determining a final cost, below are a few estimates.


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 ft2 and typically only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and commonly 1-3 stories

Averagecost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 - $25,000

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Over 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing can fluctuate depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to help walk you through 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 system could be yours today!

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