How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Fort Lauderdale homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioning system varies based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a particular type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the home? These factors will help direct you to which air conditioner is right for your home.

The second thing to examine is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? How much insulation is installed in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your current set-up to help determine the options available considering your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The third variable to consider is which contractor to choose. Though one business may have the system you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your home. If a technician were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s ask the real question. What is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into deciding a final cost, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

More than 3500 square feet and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

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


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and determine the best air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little discouraging, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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