How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with La Porte homeownership. So where do you begin?

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

The next variable to take into consideration is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, 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 other factor to think about is which business to choose. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a technician were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Finch Air Conditioning & Heating, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our team 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 confident in the work we provide.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 square feet and typically one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and typically one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 square feet and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

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


The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Finch Air Conditioning & Heating is available day and night to review all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little daunting, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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