How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Hurricane homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new AC differs based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will require a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the home? The above details will help choose which air conditioner is ideal for your family.

The next thing to assess is the home itself. How many windows do you have 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 Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and assess your home to provide the choices available based on your home’s structure and unique traits.

The third factor to consider is which contractor 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 case something should happen at your home. If a contractor were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Up to 2000 square feet and commonly one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban House

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

More than 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

Average 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 routines, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to review all your options and choose the right 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 before you know it!

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