How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new 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 A/C system varies based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will warrant a special type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the residence? All of these things will help decide which A/C system is right for your.

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

The additional factor to think about is which contractor 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 house. If a tech were to get injured 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 major brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to the real question. What 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 House

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and usually a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Home

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

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing may change depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, system 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 24/7 to help walk you through 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 A/C could be yours as soon as possible!

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