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 unfortunately, it is part of Fort Worth homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the investment of a new AC varies based on many 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 residents in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the residence? All of these things will help direct you to which air conditioning system is best for your.

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

The other variable to take into consideration is which contractor to call. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your house. If a contractor 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 team go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, 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 or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and typically one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

More than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing may vary depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment 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 right 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 today!