How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Orlando homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new air conditioning system differs based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will require a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the home? All of these things will help choose which air conditioning system is best for your home.

The next factor to examine is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and analyze your house to provide the options available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The third factor to consider is which contractor to use. 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 the event that something occurs at your home. If a technician were to become injured and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

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

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


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

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

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and usually one to three stories

Averagecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing could fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal habits, system settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to discuss all your options and determine the ideal air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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