How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Savannah homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the price of a new air conditioning system differs based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a specific type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the home? All of these things will help direct you to which A/C system is ideal for your home.

The following thing to consider is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Coastal Service Experts, we will go out and evaluate your house to provide the options available considering your home’s construction and unique features.

The other factor to think about is which business to call. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your home. If a technician were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. 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 major brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to 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 estimates.


Ranch or Smaller House

Less than 2000 ft2 and usually one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Coastal Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose 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 before you know it!

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