How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Waukegan homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the price of a new air conditioning system differs based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a special type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the home? These factors will help direct you to which air conditioner is right for your.

The next thing to assess is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Robinson Service Experts , we will come out and assess your home to go over the systems available based on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The other factor to think about is which company to use. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something happens at your residence. If a technician were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Robinson Service Experts , we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough 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 assured in the work we provide.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban House

Less than 3500 square feet and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 ft2 and various stories

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+/month

Approximate pricing could vary depending on regional climate, personal routines, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Robinson Service Experts is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and decide on the best A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!