How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to get a new air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Fort Wayne homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the investment of a new A/C system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a specific 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? These factors will help direct you to which A/C system is best for your family.

The second thing to take into consideration is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? How much insulation is presently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, 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 construction and unique traits.

The other variable to consider is which company to choose. 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 case something should occur at your residence. If a tech were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Rolf Griffin Service Experts , not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

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

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly a single story

Estimated cost of an air conditioning 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

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

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, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Rolf Griffin Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose the ideal 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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