How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Fort Myers homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will warrant a specific type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place inside the home? These factors will help determine which A/C system is best for your family.

The next thing to assess is the home itself. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? How much insulation is currently in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and assess your current set-up to provide the options available depending on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The additional thing to think about is which contractor to choose. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should occur at your residence. If a technician were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into giving you a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch House or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and usually a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Home

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and commonly one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 sq. ft. and various stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing could fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal habits, system settings, system 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 decide on the right air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours before you know it!

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