How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Grand Island homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new A/C system fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will involve a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home 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 home.

The next variable to consider is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At McElroy Service Experts, we will go out and evaluate your house to provide the choices available considering your home’s construction and unique features.

The other thing to consider is which company to use. Though one company may have the system you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your home. If a technician were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At McElroy Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

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

While all the details above will go into deciding a final budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 sq. ft. and commonly only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

More than 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing may vary depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but McElroy Service Experts is available day and night to review all your options and choose the right air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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