How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Calgary homeownership. So where to begin?

First, know that the price of a new AC differs based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will call for a special type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? These factors will help choose which air conditioning system is ideal for your.

The second thing to examine is your actual home. How many windows do you have and which direction do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the home and what level of efficiency is 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 analyze your home to help determine the choices available considering your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The third thing to consider is which company to choose. Though one business may have the air conditioner you want at a cost you like, make sure you find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your home. If a tech were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our workers go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of air conditioning systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, you’ve researched all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

While all the variables above will go into deciding a final cost, below are a few ranges.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Up to 2000 sq. ft. and typically a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 ft2 and typically between one and three stories

Approximatecost of an air conditioner: $8,000 - $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Approximate pricing could change depending on regional climate, personal routines, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of air conditioner and duct system.


The entire process can be somewhat overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock to review all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The cost can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!