How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

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

First, know that the price of a new air conditioner differs based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will necessitate a specific type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or a condition (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? These factors will help choose which A/C system is right for your family.

The following factor to assess is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and assess your home to help determine the options available considering your home’s design and unique features.

The third factor to think about is which business to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your residence. If a contractor 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 team 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.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to 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-Style or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and commonly only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Home

No bigger than 3500 sq. ft. and typically one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

More than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Approximate pricing may fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal routines, equipment settings, system 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 choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little daunting, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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