How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of the Wasatch Front region homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the investment of a new air conditioner differs based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will involve a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the residence? All of these things will help choose which A/C system is ideal for your family.

The following thing to consider is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? How much insulation is installed in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Barlow Service Experts, we will go out and analyze your current set-up to go over the choices available depending on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The additional thing to take into consideration is which contractor to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your residence. If a contractor were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Barlow Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a complete background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to set you back?

While all the factors above will go into giving you a final cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 ft2 and typically one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Home

Up to 3500 ft2 and usually 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

More than 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Approximate pricing may vary depending on where you live, personal routines, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Barlow Service Experts is available around the clock to review all your options and decide on the best A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!

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