How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new A/C system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Jacksonville homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioner fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will require a particular type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the cold or heat, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the home? The above details will help determine which A/C system is right 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? How much insulation is currently in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Air Engineers Service Experts, we will come out and assess your home to help determine the choices available based on your home’s design and unique characteristics.

The other factor to think about is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something occurs at your residence. If a tech were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be held responsible. At Air Engineers Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about 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 deciding a final budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 square feet and typically one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

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

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+/month

Estimated pricing may change depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment 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 decide on the right air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little discouraging, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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