How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Longmont homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the investment of a new air conditioner varies based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the home? All of these things will help decide which A/C system is ideal for your home.

The second thing to assess is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and assess your home to go over the choices available considering your home’s design and unique traits.

The third variable to take into consideration is which business to call. Though one business may have the system you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your residence. If a tech were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve researched all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban House

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and typically one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

Larger than 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing may fluctuate depending on where you live, personal routines, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to discuss all your options and determine the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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