24,000 BTU air conditioners are available from all major appliances stores such as Home Depot, Lowes and Sears. Prices for home central air conditioning units can vary widely from $2500 to nearly $6000, with the average price, including installation, being $3000 to $5000.
Home central air conditioning units come in a wide range of sizes from one ton, or 12,000 BTU units, to five ton 60,000 BTU units. The size of the unit selected needs to be properly matched with the amount of area needing to be cooled. Matching the square footage of the home with the SEER, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, rating of the air conditioning unit will assist in making the correct purchase.