How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Voorhees homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the cost of a new air conditioner varies based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a specific type of air filtration equipment? Do the residents in the home have an issue with 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 hobbies take place in the residence? All of these things will help choose which air conditioning system is best for your family.

The next 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 installed in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Atmostemp Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to provide the systems available based on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The other variable to take into consideration is which business to call. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your house. If a technician were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Atmostemp Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also provide 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 cost, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 sq. ft. and usually one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

Averagecost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 - $25,000

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

Estimated pricing can fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, AC settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Atmostemp Service Experts is available 24/7 to review all your options and decide on 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 today!

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