How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Columbia homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new AC differs based on several factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will call for a special type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the house? The above details will help direct you to which A/C system is best for your family.

The following variable to assess is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? How much insulation is presently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Midland Air Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to help determine the systems available depending on your home’s structure 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 the event that something should happen at your house. If a contractor were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Midland Air Service Experts, 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 conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to the real question. How much is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into deciding a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban House

Less than 3500 square feet and usually one to three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing can vary depending on geographic location, personal routines, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Midland Air Service Experts is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and determine the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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