How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when 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 varies based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home 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 next variable to take into consideration is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? How much insulation is presently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your current set-up to provide the options available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The additional variable to think about is which company to call. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your house. If a tech were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. 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 assured in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, you’ve thought about 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

Up to 2000 sq. ft. and usually only one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Typical Suburban Home

Up to 3500 ft2 and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and choose the best A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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