How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Charlotte homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new AC differs based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will call for a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place inside the house? These factors will help choose which air conditioning system is ideal for your home.

The following factor to assess is the 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 residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Komfort Air, we will come out and evaluate your current set-up to go over the options available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The third factor to think about is which business to use. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something happens at your home. If a tech were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Komfort Air, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified 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 deliver.

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

While all the variables above will go into determining a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly only one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 square feet and usually between one and three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing may vary depending on where you live, personal routines, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Komfort Air is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and decide on the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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