How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Columbus homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new AC fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will warrant a specific type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the home? All of these things will help decide which air conditioner is ideal for your home.

The following thing to consider is your actual home. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Stevenson Service Experts, we will come out and assess your current set-up to help determine the systems available based on your home’s structure and unique traits.

The additional variable to take into consideration is which business to use. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your house. If a contractor were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Stevenson Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

While all the details above will go into deciding a final budget, below are a few ranges.


Ranch or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and usually a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Home

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and usually one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing could change depending on regional climate, personal habits, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Stevenson Service Experts is available day and night to discuss all your options and determine the best A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours today!

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