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 do you begin?

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

The second factor to consider is your home itself. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? How much insulation is currently in the house and how efficient 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 evaluate your current set-up to provide the choices available based on your home’s design and unique traits.

The additional factor to consider is which company to choose. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your residence. If a technician were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered 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 air conditioning system: $6,000 - $15,000

Including approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 square feet and commonly 1-3 stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 square feet and any number of stories

Approximate cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing could vary depending on where you live, personal habits, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole 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 choose 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 today!

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