How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Grand Island homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new A/C system fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your routine and the people living 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 heat or cold, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the home? The above details will help choose which air conditioning system is best for your home.

The next variable to assess is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At McElroy Service Experts, we will go out and assess your house to help determine the options available considering your home’s structure and unique features.

The other factor to think about is which company to use. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your home. If a contractor were to get hurt 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 a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

Okay, okay, you’ve researched all this but let’s ask the real question. What is this going to set you back?

While all the details above will go into determining a final budget, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch House or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 square feet and commonly only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

More than 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing may vary depending on regional climate, personal habits, system 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 decide on the ideal air conditioner 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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