How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Houston homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioning system differs based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the home? The above details will help determine which air conditioning system is best for your.

The next factor to assess is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Church Services, we will pay you a visit and assess your current set-up to go over the systems available depending on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The third thing to take into consideration is which company to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a cost you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your home. If a technician were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Church Services, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Less than 2000 ft2 and usually only one story

Estimated cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 - $15,000

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Typical Suburban Home

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

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+/month

Estimated pricing can change depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Church Services is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and choose the right air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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