How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Memphis homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the cost 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 require a specific type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living 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 house? These factors will help direct you to which air conditioning system is right for your.

The following thing to examine is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and where 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 prefer) 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 based on your home’s construction and unique features.

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

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

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


Ranch or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and commonly a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Home

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

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

More than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia 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 somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to review all your options and choose the right A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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