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 conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Gaithersburg homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the investment of a new air conditioner varies based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the residence? These factors will help decide which air conditioner is right for your home.

The following factor to examine is your home itself. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Parker Pearce Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your current set-up to go over the options available depending on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The third variable to take into consideration is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your residence. If a technician were to get hurt and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Parker Pearce Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about 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 cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and commonly a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and usually 1-3 stories

Averagecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing can vary depending on regional climate, personal habits, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Parker Pearce Service Experts is available day and night to review all your options and decide on the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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