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 wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Longmont homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the investment of a new air conditioner differs based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health conditions that will call for a specific type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the house? All of these things will help decide which A/C system is ideal for your home.

The second thing to assess is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and assess your home to go over the options available considering your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The other variable to take into consideration is which business to call. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your residence. If a tech were to get hurt and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained 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 do.

Okay, okay, 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 ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Home

Less than 3500 square feet and typically one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

Larger than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing can vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and determine the right air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours today!

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