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 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 lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will call for a special type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the home? The above details will help choose which air conditioning system is right for your.

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 house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Neal Harris Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and analyze your current set-up to provide the choices available depending on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The third thing to take into consideration is which business to choose. Though one company 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 the event that something happens at your home. If a contractor were to get hurt and the business 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 employees 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 provide.

So, you’ve researched all this but let’s get to 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-Style or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 square feet and typically one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and usually between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Over 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing may vary depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Neal Harris Service Experts is available day and night to review all your options and choose the best air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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