How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Fort Worth homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the investment of a new A/C system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will necessitate a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the residence? All of these things will help determine which air conditioning system is best for your home.

The second variable to examine is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Calverley Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your house to go over the systems available considering your home’s design and unique traits.

The other variable to think about is which business to choose. Though one business may have the system you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your home. If a contractor were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Calverley Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

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

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


Ranch or Smaller House

Up to 2000 square feet and typically only one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban House

Less than 3500 square feet and typically between one and three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing can change depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Calverley Service Experts is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and choose the best A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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