How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Richmond homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new AC varies based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will warrant a special type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the residence? All of these things will help decide which A/C system is best for your family.

The next factor to consider is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Eveready Service Experts , we will pay you a visit and assess your house to help determine the choices available based on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The additional thing to think about is which company to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, make sure you 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 tech were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Eveready Service Experts , not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

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 ballpark numbers.


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Home

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and typically between one and three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Eveready Service Experts is available around the clock to review all your options and choose the best air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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