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 looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Rochester homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, understand that the price of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will necessitate a specific type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the residence? The above details will help direct you to which air conditioning system is ideal for your home.

The second thing to assess is your home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much insulation is presently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Strogen's Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and assess your house to go over the systems available considering your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The other variable to take into consideration is which company to use. Though one company may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your house. If a tech were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Strogen's Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and usually a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and usually between one and three stories

Approximatecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing can fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Strogen's Service Experts is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and choose the right air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours today!

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