How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Wheeling homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new air conditioning system differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will require a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the people living in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the residence? The above details will help direct you to which A/C system is best for your family.

The next factor to consider is your actual home. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? How much insulation is presently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Comfort Masters Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and analyze your home to go over the choices available considering your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The additional factor to take into consideration is which business to use. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your residence. If a contractor were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Comfort Masters Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all top 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 details above will go into determining a final budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and commonly one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

Over 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing can vary depending on geographic location, personal routines, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Comfort Masters Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and determine the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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