How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis 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 require 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 require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the house? The above details will help choose which air conditioning system is right for your home.

The second variable to take into consideration is the actual home. How many windows do you have and which way do they face? What level of insulation is installed 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 help determine the options available considering your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The additional thing to consider is which company to choose. Though one company may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should occur at your residence. If a tech were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. At Peitz Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, 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 A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

So, you’ve considered all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually 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 sq. ft. and usually one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

Estimated pricing may fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, 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 around the clock 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 A/C could be yours as soon as possible!

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