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Updated February 2, 2021

How Much Does Air Conditioner Replacement Cost?

An HVAC system is a big expense. A new system can cost between $1,600 and $10,000.

There are a lot of different factors that determine the price of your home’s heating and cooling system. Here is a breakdown of the costs for each type of system and things to consider when estimating the cost for your home.

HVAC System Costs

Type of Unit Estimated Cost Range
Central Air Conditioner $4,800 – $10,000
Gas Furnace $1,600 – $8,000
Heat Pump $4,600 – $10,000

Cost estimates based on 3 ton units for a 1,600 sq. ft. home.


The price of your home’s HVAC system will depend on the type of unit you choose. Each type of unit has its own price range and additional costs to consider.

Central A/C Costs

AC Unit Type Economy Mid-range High Efficiency
3.0 Ton Unit Cost $4,800 – $6,800 $6,000 – $8,400 $7,200 – $10,000

A central air conditioner can cost between $4,800 and $10,000, depending on the type of unit you choose. Economy models that provide reliable comfort but use more energy make up the lower end of the cost range. Mid-range and high efficiency models can cost more up front but offer greater energy efficiency and savings on energy bills.