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 alas, ‘tis part of Cleveland homeownership. So where to begin?

First, know that the cost of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will warrant a specific type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the house? All of these things will help choose which A/C system is best for your home.

The next variable to take into consideration is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? How much 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 pay you a visit and assess your house to go over the options available based on your home’s structure and unique features.

The third factor to think about 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 bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our team go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

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

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


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and commonly one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Over 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing may vary depending on where you live, personal routines, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat 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 cost can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours today!

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