How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Voorhees homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioner differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a special type of air filtration equipment? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the residence? All of these things will help direct you to which air conditioning system is best for your.

The second factor to take into consideration is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? How much insulation is currently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Atmostemp Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to provide the systems available depending on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The other variable to take into consideration is which business to call. Though one business may have the system you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your house. If a contractor were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At Atmostemp Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a complete 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 comfortable in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+/month

Estimated pricing can fluctuate depending on where you live, personal routines, AC settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Atmostemp Service Experts is available around the clock to review all your options and choose the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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