How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to replace your A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Jacksonville homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioner fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health ailments that will require a particular type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or an affliction (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 inside the house? The above details will help determine which A/C system is best for your home.

The second variable to take into consideration is the actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Air Engineers Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and assess your home to provide the choices available depending on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The other thing to consider is which company to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something occurs at your residence. If a tech were to get hurt and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Air Engineers Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through a complete background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered all this but let’s ask the real question. What is this going to set you back?

While all the variables above will go into determining a final budget, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and typically one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

Up to 3500 square feet and usually 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

Potentia pricing may change depending on regional climate, personal routines, system settings, system maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Air Engineers Service Experts is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and choose the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours today!

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