How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Provo homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioner varies based on many factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will warrant a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the residence? The above details will help determine which air conditioner is ideal for your family.

The next thing to assess is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? How much insulation is installed in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your house to help determine the choices available considering your home’s structure and unique features.

The other factor to consider is which company to call. Though one contractor may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your residence. If a contractor were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

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

While all the variables above will go into deciding a final price, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and typically only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

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

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

With approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing could vary depending on regional climate, personal habits, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose the right air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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