How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Miami homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the cost of a new air conditioning system varies based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will necessitate a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the home? All of these things will help determine which A/C system is right for your.

The following variable to consider is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? What type of insulation is currently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your home to help determine the systems available depending on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The additional thing to take into consideration is which company to use. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, be thorough and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should occur 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, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also provide 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 get to the real question. What is this going to cost?

While all the details above will go into deciding a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch House or Smaller House

Less than 2000 square feet and usually a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Common Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and typically 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

Over 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Potentia pricing could fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to review all your options and choose the right air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little discouraging, but with our great financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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