How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Melbourne homeownership. So where do you 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 warrant a special type of air filtration equipment? Do the family members in the home have an issue with 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 house? The above details will help determine which A/C system is ideal for your home.

The second factor to take into consideration is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home 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 assess your current set-up to help determine the choices available depending on your home’s structure and unique features.

The other factor to think about is which business to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, 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 top brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about 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 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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

Less than 3500 ft2 and commonly 1-3 stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

More than 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 can vary depending on where you live, personal habits, equipment settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and decide on the right air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours as soon as possible!

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