How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Raleigh homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioner differs 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 specific type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or a condition (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the residence? The above details will help direct you to which air conditioning system is best for your family.

The following variable to examine is your home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the home and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and analyze your house to go over the choices available depending on your home’s structure and unique features.

The third factor to take into consideration is which company to call. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your house. If a technician were to become 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 licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a complete background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, 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 giving you a final budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch or Smaller House

Less than 2000 square feet and commonly one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 square feet and various stories

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing could change depending on geographic location, personal routines, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and determine the right A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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