How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Charlotte homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will call for a special type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the house? All of these things will help determine which air conditioner is best for your.

The following thing to assess is your home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much insulation is installed in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and evaluate your home to help determine the systems available depending on your home’s design and unique traits.

The other thing to take into consideration is which business to use. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your house. If a tech were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

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

While all the factors above will go into giving you a final price, below are a few ranges.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories

Estimatedcost of an A/C system: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

More than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

Approximate 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 lifestyle, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to discuss all your options and choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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