How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Salt Lake City homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new AC varies based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will call for a special type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place inside the residence? The above details will help decide which A/C system is best for your.

The next factor to consider is your actual home. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much insulation is presently in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and assess your current set-up to help determine the systems available considering your home’s construction and unique features.

The additional thing to consider is which contractor to call. Though one business may have the system you want at a cost you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your residence. If a technician were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban House

Less than 3500 ft2 and typically one to three stories

Estimatedcost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing can fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to discuss all your options and choose the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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