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

First, know that the cost 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 warrant a specific type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the residence? The above details will help choose which air conditioning system is ideal for your home.

The second factor to consider is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) 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 third variable to take into consideration is which contractor to choose. 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 injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At Strogen's Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we do.

Okay, okay, 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 price, below are a few ranges.


Ranch or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Home

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and typically 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 square feet and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+/month

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


The entire 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 great financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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