How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Denver homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioning system varies based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will require a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have an issue with 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 hobbies take place within the residence? The above details will help choose which A/C system is best for your home.

The following thing to consider is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? How much insulation is presently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) 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 depending on your home’s construction and unique features.

The other factor to take into consideration is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your residence. If a technician 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 qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into deciding a final cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and commonly one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban House

Less than 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing may fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, equipment 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 decide on 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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