How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Sharonville homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new air conditioning system varies based on many factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will involve a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the house? All of these things will help direct you to which air conditioning system is ideal for your home.

The next factor to take into consideration is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? How much insulation is presently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Knochelmann Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to provide the choices available based on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The other variable to think about is which company to call. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your house. If a technician were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Knochelmann Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

Okay, okay, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Home

Less than 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing can vary depending on where you live, personal routines, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Knochelmann Service Experts is available day and night to discuss all your options and choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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