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 unfortunately, it is part of Belleville homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand 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 people living 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 set temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the home? These factors will help determine which air conditioner is ideal for your family.

The following factor to examine is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? What level of 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 Home Services by Enercare, we will come out and evaluate your home to provide the options available based on your home’s structure and unique traits.

The other factor to take into consideration is which business to call. Though one company 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 case something happens at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At D&K Home Services by Enercare, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered 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 estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and usually one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Residence

No bigger than 3500 sq. ft. and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

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 where you live, personal routines, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but D&K Home Services by Enercare is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!