How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Hurricane homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new A/C system differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will call for a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? The above details will help choose which air conditioner is ideal for your family.

The second thing to consider is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? How much insulation is presently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Teays Valley Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and assess your house to provide the choices available based on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The third thing to consider is which company to use. Though one contractor may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your home. If a technician were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Teays Valley Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and commonly one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Home

No bigger than 3500 square feet and commonly one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Teays Valley Service Experts is available day and night to review all your options and decide on the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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