How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

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

First, realize that the cost of a new AC differs based on many factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a specific type of air cleaning equipment? Do the family members in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the house? The above details will help choose which A/C system is right for your.

The following variable to assess is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and analyze your current set-up to provide the systems available depending on your home’s construction and unique features.

The additional variable to think about is which contractor to call. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

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

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


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 ft2 and typically only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Home

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and usually 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

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


The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to review all your options and determine the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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