How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Boise homeownership. So where to begin?

First, know that the cost of a new AC varies based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will warrant a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a condition (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the house? These factors will help determine which air conditioner is right for your family.

The next variable to take into consideration is your home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is installed in the house 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 house to provide the options 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 home. If a contractor 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 trained to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

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

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and usually a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and commonly between one and three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

Approximate cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing may 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 right A/C equipment for your home. The price 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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