How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now 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 sadly is comes with Naples homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the investment of a new AC fluctuates based on multiple factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a specific type of air cleaning equipment? Do the family members in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place in the house? These factors will help choose which air conditioning system is best for your family.

The following thing to assess is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your house to help determine the systems available based on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The other thing to think about is which contractor to use. Though one company may have the system you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should happen at your residence. If a tech were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible 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 skilled 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 provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve researched all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and commonly one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Residence

No bigger than 3500 ft2 and usually between one and three stories

Estimatedcost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 square feet and any number of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+/month

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


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to discuss all your options and choose the ideal A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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