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 unfortunately, it is part of Windsor homeownership. So where do you 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 people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a specific 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 set temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the house? These factors will help choose which A/C system is right for your family.

The second factor to consider 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 what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your current set-up to go over the options available based on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The additional variable to think about is which company to choose. Though one company may have the system 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 happens at your house. If a tech were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s likely 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 trained to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s ask 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

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Home

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

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per 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

Potentia pricing may vary 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 decide on the right A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!

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