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 enjoys this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Roanoke homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the cost of a new air conditioner varies based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a special type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the home? All of these things will help direct you to which A/C system is right for your.

The following thing to consider is your actual home. How many windows do you have and which way do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and evaluate your house to provide the choices available considering your home’s design and unique features.

The third factor to consider is which business to choose. Though one business may have the system you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your residence. If a technician were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 square feet and commonly only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and typically 1-3 stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

More than 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

Approximate cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to review all your options and decide on the right air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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