How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Fort Wayne homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the investment of a new AC fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will involve a special type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the house? All of these things will help choose which A/C system is right for your family.

The second factor to take into consideration is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Rolf Griffin Service Experts , we will come out and assess your current set-up to help determine the options available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The other variable to think about is which company to use. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your residence. If a tech were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Rolf Griffin Service Experts , not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified 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.

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 giving you a final cost, below are a few ranges.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

More than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Approximate pricing could vary depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but Rolf Griffin Service Experts is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and decide on the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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