How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Houston homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new A/C system differs based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will necessitate a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the house? The above details will help direct you to which A/C system is best for your home.

The next thing to examine is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the home and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and assess your house to help determine the choices available based on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The additional factor to think about is which contractor to choose. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a cost you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your residence. If a technician were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

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

While all the details above will go into deciding a final cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and usually a single story

Approximate cost of an air conditioner: $6,000 - $15,000

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Home

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

More than 3500 square feet and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing can change depending on geographic location, personal routines, system settings, system 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 help walk you through all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!