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 looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Dayton homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the price of a new AC differs based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will call for a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the people living in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the house? The above details will help determine which A/C system is best for your.

The following thing to assess is the home itself. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Stevenson Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your home to help determine the options available depending on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The third factor to consider is which contractor to choose. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a price point 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 business was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Stevenson Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

While all the details above will go into giving you a final cost, below are a few ranges.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and typically only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly one to three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing can fluctuate depending on where you live, personal habits, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Stevenson Service Experts is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and choose the right air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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