How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Kansas City homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioner fluctuates based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will require a special type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? The above details will help direct you to which air conditioner is right for your family.

The following thing to consider is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Neal Harris Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to provide the options available depending on your home’s design and unique traits.

The other thing to take into consideration is which business to choose. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your home. If a technician were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Neal Harris Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, 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.

So, you’ve researched 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 deciding a final budget, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and typically between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing may fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal routines, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Neal Harris Service Experts is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and choose the best air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little daunting, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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