How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Memphis homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the price of a new air conditioning system varies based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will call for a special type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the home? These factors will help direct you to which air conditioner is best for your.

The following factor to examine is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to go over the choices available depending on your home’s structure and unique features.

The other thing to think about is which business to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your home. If a contractor were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

Okay, okay, you’ve researched 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 ranges.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Less than 2000 square feet and commonly a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban House

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

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

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

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing could change depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and choose the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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