How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Birmingham homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new A/C system differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will call for a specific type of air filtration equipment? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the home? All of these things will help choose which air conditioner is right for your home.

The next variable to take into consideration is the actual home. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Norrell Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and analyze your current set-up to go over the choices available depending on your home’s design and unique traits.

The other variable to think about is which business to choose. Though one company may have the system you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a contractor were to get injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Norrell Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we do.

So, you’ve researched all this but let’s answer the real question. What is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and typically a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Home

Up to 3500 ft2 and typically one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

Larger than 3500 square feet and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Norrell Service Experts is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and choose the best air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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