How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Gainesville homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new A/C system differs based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the residence? The above details will help direct you to which A/C system is best for your family.

The second variable to take into consideration is the home itself. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house 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 come out and evaluate your current set-up to help determine the options available depending on your home’s construction and unique traits.

The additional variable to consider is which company to call. Though one contractor may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something happens at your house. If a tech were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch House or Smaller Residence

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and typically only one story

Average cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 - $15,000

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban Home

Up to 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

Average cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 - $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+ per month

Estimated pricing could change depending on where you live, personal habits, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The full process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to review all your options and decide on the best A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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