How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Salt Lake City homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, realize 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 issues that will call for a specific type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the residence? These factors will help determine which air conditioner is ideal for your.

The following variable to take into consideration is your home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Mountainwest Service Experts, we will go out and analyze your current set-up to provide the choices available considering your home’s structure and unique features.

The other factor to consider is which contractor to use. Though one company may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your residence. If a technician were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Mountainwest Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a detailed 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 confident in the work we provide.

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 determining a final cost, below are a few estimates.


Ranch or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and usually one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Common Suburban Residence

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

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

Over 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Estimated pricing may fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal routines, equipment settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Mountainwest Service Experts is available day and night to discuss all your options and decide on the best air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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