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 conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to 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 people living in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a specific type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What activities take place in the house? All of these things will help choose which air conditioner is right for your family.

The following thing to consider is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which direction do they face? How much insulation is installed in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and analyze your home to provide the systems available depending on your home’s design and unique traits.

The other thing to consider is which contractor to use. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed, bonded, 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, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our workers go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major 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 researched all this but let’s answer the real question. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller House

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly one story

Approximate cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 - $15,000

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban Residence

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

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 sq. ft. 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, system settings, system maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and decide on the right 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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