How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

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

First, know that the cost of a new air conditioning system differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a special type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the residence? The above details will help choose which A/C system is best for your family.

The next factor to take into consideration is the home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much insulation is currently 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 structure and unique features.

The third factor to consider is which company to call. Though one company may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your home. If a technician were to become injured and the company 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 team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

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

While all the factors above will go into determining a final budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and commonly a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and usually one to three stories

Averagecost of an A/C system: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


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

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