How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of West Palm Beach homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the cost of a new AC differs based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will warrant a particular type of air filtration equipment? Do the people living in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a condition (like 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 home? These factors will help determine which air conditioning system is ideal for your family.

The next variable to consider 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 home 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 choices available based on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The additional factor to consider is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a budget you like, be thorough and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your home. If a contractor were to get injured and the company 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 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 ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Home

Less than 2000 square feet and commonly a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Common Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 square feet and typically one to three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Residence

Over 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and determine the ideal air conditioner for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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