How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Windsor homeownership. So where to begin?

First, know that the investment of a new air conditioning system varies based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a special type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the house? These factors will help direct you to which A/C system is best for your.

The next factor to assess is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts, we will come out and assess your current set-up to go over the choices available based on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The additional variable to think about is which company to use. 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 house. If a tech were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to the real question. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 sq. ft. and usually between one and three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Larger than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing can fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal habits, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and choose the right A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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