How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Clearwater homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the price of a new A/C system differs based on many factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will warrant a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the residence? The above details will help direct you to which air conditioner is right for your.

The following variable to assess is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Midway Services, we will come out and evaluate your current set-up to go over the choices available based on your home’s structure and unique traits.

The additional variable to take into consideration is which business to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your residence. If a contractor were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Midway Services, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Okay, okay, you’ve considered all this but let’s ask the real question. What is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban House

Less than 3500 square feet and usually 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Over 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing may vary depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Midway Services is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and decide on the right A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!