How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis 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 other residents 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 (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What activities 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 which direction do they face? How much insulation is installed in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house 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 structure and unique traits.

The additional thing to take into consideration is which company to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a budget 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 technician were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely 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 do.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 ft2 and typically a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 ft2 and usually 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


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

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