How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Elkhart homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the investment of a new air conditioner differs based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the home? These factors will help decide which air conditioner is right for your home.

The following thing to take into consideration is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At BW/Cook Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to provide the choices available based on your home’s design and unique features.

The additional factor to consider is which business to choose. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your home. If a tech were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At BW/Cook Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch House or Smaller House

Less than 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Home

Up to 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Over 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing may vary depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but BW/Cook Service Experts is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and determine the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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