How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Concord homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioner differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a specific type of air cleaning equipment? 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 home? All of these things will help determine which air conditioner 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? What level of insulation is currently in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Freschi Service Experts, we will go out and analyze your home to provide the systems available based on your home’s construction and unique features.

The other variable to think about is which business to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case 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 team go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

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 estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and typically one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing may change depending on regional climate, personal routines, system 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 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and choose the right A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours today!

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