How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of West Palm Beach homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the cost of a new A/C system differs based on multiple factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will necessitate a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the residents in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place in the house? All of these things will help determine which air conditioning system is ideal for your family.

The second variable to assess is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your house to help determine the options available based on your home’s structure and unique traits.

The additional factor to consider is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your house. If a technician were to get hurt and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioners. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

So, you’ve thought about all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to cost?

While all the factors above will go into giving you a final budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 square feet and commonly a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Common Suburban Residence

No bigger than 3500 square feet and usually one to three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

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

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

Approximate pricing can vary depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to discuss all your options and determine the right air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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