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 alas, ‘tis part of Savannah homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the cost of a new air conditioning system varies based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will warrant a specific type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? These factors will help direct you to which A/C system is ideal for your home.

The following thing to assess is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? How much insulation is installed in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Coastal Service Experts, we will go out and assess your home to provide the options available considering your home’s construction and unique features.

The other thing to consider is which business to call. Though one business may have the system you want at a budget you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your home. If a technician were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Coastal Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 ft2 and typically one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing can change depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Coastal Service Experts is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and decide on the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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