How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to purchase a new A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Philadelphia homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new AC fluctuates based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will warrant a special type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the residence? The above details will help choose which air conditioning system is ideal for your family.

The next factor to consider is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? How much insulation is presently in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning, we will go out and analyze your house to go over the options available based on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The third thing to take into consideration is which business to choose. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your home. If a tech were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

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

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


Ranch House or Smaller House

Up to 2000 sq. ft. and usually only one story

Average cost of an air conditioner: $6,000 - $15,000

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 square feet and usually 1-3 stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

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


The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and determine the right A/C equipment for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours today!

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