How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Orlando homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new air conditioning system varies based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will call for a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the home? All of these things will help choose which air conditioning system is right for your home.

The second 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 home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will go out and analyze your home to help determine the options available based on your home’s structure and unique traits.

The third factor to think about is which contractor to choose. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something occurs at your home. If a contractor were to become injured and the company was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Alright, alright, 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 determining 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


Typical Suburban Home

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and typically 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing could vary depending on where you live, personal habits, equipment 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 right air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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