How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Tulsa homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioner differs based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will require a special type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the home? The above details will help determine which air conditioning system is right for your family.

The following thing to assess is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? How much insulation is installed in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Jack Nelson Service Experts, we will come out and assess your home to provide the choices available depending on your home’s structure and unique features.

The other thing to think about is which contractor to call. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your house. If a contractor were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held accountable. At Jack Nelson Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, 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 determining a final cost, below are a few estimates.


Ranch House or Smaller House

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and usually only one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban Home

Up to 3500 ft2 and typically one to three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing could change depending on where you live, personal habits, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Jack Nelson Service Experts is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and determine the best A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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