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 looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Ocala homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the cost of a new AC differs based on several factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will call for a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the people living in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the home? These factors will help choose which air conditioner is best for your home.

The following thing to examine is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? How much insulation is currently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and evaluate your house to help determine the choices available depending on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The third variable to take into consideration is which contractor to choose. Though one contractor may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, 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 probable you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all top brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

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 determining a final price, below are a few ranges.


Ranch House or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 square feet and commonly a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban House

Up to 3500 ft2 and commonly one to three stories

Averagecost of an air conditioning 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+/month

Approximate pricing may fluctuate depending on where you live, personal routines, 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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