How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Belleville homeownership. So where to begin?

First, know that the price of a new air conditioner fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will call for a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the home? These factors will help determine which air conditioning system is ideal for your.

The following thing to examine is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? How much insulation is installed in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At D & K Heating Service Experts, we will come out and evaluate your house to help determine the options available based on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The other thing to take into consideration is which business to call. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your home. If a contractor were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At D & K Heating Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

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

While all the variables above will go into giving you a final budget, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and typically one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Approximate pricing could change depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but D & K Heating Service Experts is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and choose the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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