How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

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

First, understand that the cost of a new AC varies based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health problems 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 condition (like 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 conditioner is best for your.

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

The third factor to consider is which contractor to call. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your house. If a tech were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. At Becht/Givens Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide 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 ballpark numbers.


Ranch House or Smaller House

Less than 2000 ft2 and typically only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 square feet and usually one to three stories

Approximatecost of an A/C system: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

Larger than 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing could vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, AC settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Becht/Givens Service Experts is available day and night to discuss all your options and determine the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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