How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody looks forward to 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 price of a new air conditioning system differs 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 equipment? Do the people living in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the house? All of these things will help choose 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? What level of insulation is presently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Knochelmann Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and analyze your current set-up to help determine the options available based on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The other variable to think about is which contractor to call. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should occur at your house. If a contractor were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. 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 trained 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 do.

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

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


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 square feet and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban House

Less than 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

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing can fluctuate depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of equipment 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 right air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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