How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Albany homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the investment of a new AC differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will involve a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the family members in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the home? All of these things will help direct you to which air conditioner is best for your family.

The next thing to assess is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At D.A. Bennett Service Experts, we will go out and analyze your current set-up to go over the systems available based on your home’s design and unique traits.

The additional factor to take into consideration is which company to use. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your residence. If a technician were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At D.A. Bennett Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major 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 ask the real question. What is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and typically only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and usually between one and three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

Approximate cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing could vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but D.A. Bennett Service Experts is available 24/7 to review all your options and determine the right A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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