How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. 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, understand that the investment of a new air conditioner varies based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a special type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? These factors will help decide which air conditioner is right for your home.

The following factor 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 home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At BW/Cook Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to provide the options available based on your home’s design and unique features.

The additional thing to consider is which business to choose. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your home. If a tech were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At BW/Cook Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured 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 variables above will go into deciding a final cost, below are a few ranges.


Ranch House or Smaller House

Less than 2000 square feet and usually one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban House

Up to 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

More than 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

Average cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing can fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but BW/Cook Service Experts is available day and night to review all your options and determine the right air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!

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