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 unfortunately, it is part of West Chester homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new air conditioning system varies based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a special type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the residence? All of these things will help direct you to which air conditioner is best for your home.

The following factor to assess is the actual home. How many windows do you have and which way do they face? How much insulation is installed in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Wesley Wood Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and assess your home to provide the options available depending on your home’s structure and unique features.

The third thing to take into consideration is which contractor to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your residence. If a contractor were to get hurt and the business 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 team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and typically only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

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

With 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 may vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Wesley Wood Service Experts is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and decide on the ideal 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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