How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to get a new air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Saint Charles homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new AC varies based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will require a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the residence? The above details will help choose which A/C system is ideal for your.

The next variable to take into consideration is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Golden Seal Service Experts, we will go out and evaluate your house to help determine the options available based on your home’s design and unique traits.

The third factor to think about is which company to call. Though one company may have the system you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your home. If a technician were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At Golden Seal 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 skilled to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

So, you’ve considered all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and typically one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing can fluctuate depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Golden Seal Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose the best A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!

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