How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

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

First, realize that the price of a new A/C system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will necessitate a special type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to 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 hobbies take place within the house? All of these things will help decide which air conditioner is ideal for your home.

The following factor to assess is your actual home. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and evaluate your current set-up to provide the systems available based on your home’s construction 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 bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your home. If a contractor were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our team go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident 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

Up to 2000 ft2 and typically one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and typically 1-3 stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 great financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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