How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Fort Lauderdale homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioning system differs based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other people residing in your home. Are there health ailments that will involve a particular type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, 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 inside the house? All of these things will help direct you to which air conditioning system is best for your home.

The second thing to examine is your actual home. How many windows do you have and which way do they face? How much insulation is installed in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) 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 choices available considering your home’s design and unique traits.

The other variable to think about is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your home. If a contractor were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s likely 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 major brands of A/C systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

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

While all the factors above will go into determining a final price, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and commonly a single story

Approximate cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 - $15,000

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 square feet and commonly between one and three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Over 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The entire process can be a little 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 price can be a little discouraging, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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