How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost? 

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Columbus homeownership. So where do you begin

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will necessitate a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the family members in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a condition that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the residence? These factors will help determine which A/C system is ideal for your family. 

The following factor to consider is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Stevenson Service Experts, we will go out and evaluate your home to provide the systems available considering your home’s structure and unique features. 

The additional variable to consider is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your home. If a contractor were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At Stevenson Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide. 

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

While all the details above will go into deciding a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers. 

Ranch House or Smaller Residence 

Up to 2000 square feet and commonly a single story 

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

Including approved financing: $40 – $250 per month 

Typical Suburban Home 

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories 

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

Using approved financing: $100 – $500/month 

Luxury Residence 

Larger than 3500 ft2 and various stories 

Average cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 – $60,000+ 

With approved financing: $250+/month 

Potential pricing could vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system. 

The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but Stevenson Service Experts is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and determine the ideal air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible! 

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