How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

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

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioning system varies based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the residence? The above details will help choose which A/C system is right for your.

The next thing to take into consideration is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? How much insulation is installed in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your home to help determine the options available based on your home’s construction and unique features.

The third thing to consider is which company to call. Though one company may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing can fluctuate depending on where you live, personal routines, system settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and determine the right air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little daunting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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