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 looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Haltom City homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the investment of a new AC differs based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a specific type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the residence? All of these things will help choose which air conditioner is right for your.

The next variable to consider is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Stark Services, we will go out and analyze your house to help determine the options available considering your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The other variable to take into consideration is which contractor to call. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your home. If a technician were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Stark Services, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s ask the real question. What is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Up to 2000 ft2 and typically a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Residence

No bigger than 3500 sq. ft. and commonly one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing may vary depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Stark Services is available day and night to review all your options and determine the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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