How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of West Chester homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new air conditioning system differs based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will warrant a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the residence? These factors will help direct you to which air conditioning system is right for your home.

The following thing to consider is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? How much insulation is installed in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Wesley Wood Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your home to help determine the choices available depending on your home’s structure and unique features.

The third thing to take into consideration is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your residence. If a contractor were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Wesley Wood Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we deliver.

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

While all the variables above will go into giving you a final cost, below are a few ranges.


Ranch or Smaller House

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

Up to 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

Averagecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing can fluctuate depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Wesley Wood Service Experts is available around the clock to review all your options and choose the right air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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