How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys 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 cost of a new AC differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation 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 residents in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the home? The above details will help determine which A/C system is right for your family.

The following thing to consider is the home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What type of insulation is currently 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 house to help determine the options available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The third thing to think about is which company to choose. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, 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 likely you would be held accountable. 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 provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Home

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and commonly one to three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

More than 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 may fluctuate depending on where you live, personal habits, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


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

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