How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Boise homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new AC differs based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or a condition (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the home? These factors will help determine which air conditioning system is right for your.

The second variable to take into consideration is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the home and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At TML Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your home to help determine the choices available depending on your home’s construction and unique features.

The third variable to consider is which contractor to call. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At TML Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

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

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and typically a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet and commonly between one and three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

More than 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but TML Service Experts is available around the clock to discuss all your options and determine the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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