How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Kingwood homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the price of a new AC varies based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a specific type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the house? All of these things will help decide which A/C system is right for your home.

The second variable to take into consideration is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Finch Air Conditioning & Heating, we will pay you a visit and analyze your current set-up to go over the systems available based on your home’s structure and unique features.

The third factor to think about is which business to use. Though one company may have the system you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a contractor were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Finch Air Conditioning & Heating, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

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

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


Ranch or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 square feet and usually one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and usually one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

Estimated pricing may fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal habits, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Finch Air Conditioning & Heating is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and choose the right air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours today!