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 wants to worry about 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 specific type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? All of these things will help choose which air conditioner is right for your family.

The next thing to consider is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is installed 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 characteristics.

The additional thing to take into consideration is which contractor 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 contractor were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At D.A. Bennett 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 skilled to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

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 determining a final cost, below are a few estimates.


Ranch or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban House

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

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

Using 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

Estimated pricing could fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, system 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 ideal A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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