How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Atlanta homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the price of a new A/C system fluctuates based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will call for a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? The above details will help decide which A/C system is best for your home.

The following factor to assess is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? How much insulation is presently 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 Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and analyze your home to go over the options available based on your home’s construction and unique features.

The additional thing to take into consideration is which contractor to call. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your residence. If a contractor were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through a detailed 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 deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 square feet and typically one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

More than 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

Approximate pricing may fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and decide on the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!

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