How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Indianapolis homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioner varies based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a specific type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the home? The above details will help determine which A/C system is right for your family.

The next variable to take into consideration is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? How much insulation is installed in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Broad Ripple Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and analyze your current set-up to provide the options available depending on your home’s construction and unique features.

The third thing to consider is which business to call. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your home. If a tech were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Broad Ripple Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also offer 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. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Residence

No bigger than 3500 ft2 and commonly 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing may fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal routines, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Broad Ripple Service Experts is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little scary, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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