How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Cocoa homeownership. So where to begin?

First, know that the investment of a new air conditioner fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health conditions that will necessitate a specific type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a condition (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the home? The above details will help determine which A/C system is ideal for your home.

The next factor to take into consideration is your actual home. How many windows do you have and which way do they face? How much insulation is presently in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your current set-up to help determine the options available based on your home’s structure and unique features.

The third factor to consider is which business to choose. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our team go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

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

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


Ranch or Smaller Home

Up to 2000 sq. ft. and commonly one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban House

Less than 3500 ft2 and commonly one to three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing may vary depending on where you live, personal habits, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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