How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Canada homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the price of a new air conditioner fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health problems that will involve a special type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the home? These factors will help determine which air conditioner is best for your home.

The following variable to assess is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? How much insulation is currently in the home and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and evaluate your house to help determine the systems available depending on your home’s structure and unique features.

The additional factor to take into consideration is which company to choose. Though one company may have the air conditioner you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your house. If a tech were to get 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 insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through a complete background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we do.

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

While all the details above will go into giving you a final cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch House or Smaller Home

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and typically a single story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Typical Suburban House

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and commonly between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury House

More than 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+/month

Approximate pricing can fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and decide on the right air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours today!

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