How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?
The time has come when you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Canada homeownership. So where do you begin?
First, understand that the price of a new air conditioning system varies based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the home? All of these things will help determine which air conditioning system is best for your family.
The second factor to take into consideration is your actual home. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is currently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will come out and assess your home to help determine the options available based on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.
The third factor to consider is which contractor to choose. Though one company may have the system you want at a budget you like, make sure you find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should happen at your home. If a technician were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s likely you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of air conditioners. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.
Okay, okay, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to the real question. How much is this going to cost?
While all the factors above will go into determining a final cost, below are a few ballpark numbers.
Ranch or Smaller Residence
Up to 2000 square feet and usually one story
Average cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 – $15,000
With approved financing: $40 – $250 per month
Average Suburban Home
Up to 3500 square feet and usually 1-3 stories
Averagecost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 – $25,000
With approved financing: $100 – $500per month
Over 3500 square feet and various stories
Average cost of an air conditioning system: $18,000 – $60,000+
With approved financing: $250+per month
Potential pricing may vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.
The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available 24/7 to help walk you through all your options and choose the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little scary, but with our great financing options your new system could be yours today!