How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Louisville homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the price of a new AC varies based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will necessitate a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the residence? The above details will help determine which air conditioning system is right for your family.

The second factor to consider is the home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much insulation is currently in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Becht/Givens Service Experts, we will go out and analyze your current set-up to provide the options available considering your home’s construction and unique features.

The third thing to think about is which company to call. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your home. If a tech were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Becht/Givens Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

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

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


Ranch House or Smaller House

Less than 2000 ft2 and typically only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban Home

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and usually one to three stories

Approximatecost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Larger than 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

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


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Becht/Givens Service Experts is available day and night to discuss all your options and determine the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours today!

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