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 conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Saint Charles homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the price of a new A/C system varies based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will call for a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a condition (such as 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 inside the residence? The above details will help choose which A/C system is ideal for your.

The second variable to take into consideration is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? What type of insulation is currently 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 home to help determine the options available depending on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The third thing to think about is which company to call. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a price point 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 contractor were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Golden Seal 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 skilled to work on all top brands of air conditioners. 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-Style or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and typically a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Residence

No bigger than 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per 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 routines, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Golden Seal Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and decide on 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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