How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

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

First, understand that the cost of a new AC varies based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the people living in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (like 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 conditioning system is best for your.

The following variable to assess is the home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the home 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 assess your current set-up to go over the options available depending 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, be careful 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 held accountable. 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 trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

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

While all the details above will go into deciding a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and usually one 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 one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

More than 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Midway Services is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and decide on the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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