How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to get a new air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Pierre homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new A/C system fluctuates based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will call for a particular type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the home? The above details will help direct you to which air conditioning system is best for your home.

The second variable to take into consideration is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? How much insulation is currently in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Peitz Service Experts, we will go out and analyze your home to provide the choices available considering your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The additional thing to consider is which contractor to use. Though one company may have the system you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should occur at your residence. If a tech were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. At Peitz Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and typically only one story

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $6,000 - $15,000

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Common Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and usually 1-3 stories

Averagecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Peitz Service Experts is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and choose the best A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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