How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Concord homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioner varies based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will call for a special type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place inside the house? All of these things will help determine which air conditioning system is ideal for your.

The next thing to examine is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? How much insulation is currently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Freschi Service Experts, we will go out and analyze your house to help determine the systems available based on your home’s structure and unique features.

The third variable to consider is which business to choose. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your residence. If a tech were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Freschi Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

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

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


Ranch or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and typically one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Home

Up to 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 square feet and various stories

Average cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 - $60,000+

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing may change depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Freschi Service Experts is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and choose the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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