How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Denver homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioning system varies based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will require a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the residence? The above details will help direct you to which A/C system is right for your home.

The following factor to consider is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and analyze your current set-up to help determine the choices available based on your home’s structure and unique features.

The third factor to take into consideration is which company to use. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something happens at your residence. If a contractor were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Okay, okay, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban House

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and typically one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and choose the best A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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