How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Ocala homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new A/C system varies based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will call for a specific type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the home? These factors will help choose which air conditioning system is best for your home.

The following factor to examine is the home itself. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? How much insulation is installed in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will pay you a visit and evaluate your house to provide the options available depending on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The third variable to take into consideration is which company to choose. Though one contractor may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your residence. If a technician were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our team go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to cost?

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


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and commonly a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban Home

No bigger than 3500 ft2 and commonly one to three stories

Estimatedcost of an A/C system: $8,000 - $25,000

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ per month

Approximate pricing may fluctuate depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, AC settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to discuss all your options and determine the right A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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