How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys 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 price of a new air conditioner differs based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will involve a specific type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a condition (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 within the home? The above details will help determine which A/C system is best for your.

The next variable to take into consideration is your actual home. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much insulation is currently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Broad Ripple Service Experts, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to help determine the options available based on your home’s construction and unique features.

The third factor to think about is which business to call. Though one company may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your home. If a tech were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Broad Ripple Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

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

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


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and typically a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 ft2 and commonly 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The whole process can be somewhat overwhelming but Broad Ripple Service Experts is available around the clock to review all your options and choose the right air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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