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 looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Miami homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new air conditioning system differs 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 equipment? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the house? All of these things will help determine which A/C system is best for your.

The following variable to assess is your 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 how efficient 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 assess your home to help determine the systems available based on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The additional thing to take into consideration is which contractor to choose. 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 the event that something happens at your residence. If a technician were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through a complete background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of air conditioning systems. We also have 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 ask the real question. What is this going to cost?

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


Ranch House or Smaller House

Less than 2000 square feet and typically one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Common Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 square feet 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

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

Estimated pricing could vary depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little discouraging, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours as soon as possible!

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