How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost? 

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Canada homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, realize that the price of a new AC fluctuates based on several factors. The first is your routine and the other people residing in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have any problems with the heat or cold, or a disorder (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What recreation takes place within the residence? All of these things will help choose which air conditioning system is right for your family.

The second factor to take into consideration is the actual home. How many windows do you have and where do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the residence and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we will pay you a visit and assess your home to help determine the options available considering your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The third variable to take into consideration is which company to choose. Though one contractor may have the system you want at a price point you like, be thorough and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your residence. If a technician were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, 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 determining a final budget, below are a few ballpark numbers.

Ranch or Smaller Residence 

No bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and typically one story

Average cost of an air conditioning system: $6,000 – $15,000

With approved financing: $40 – $250 monthly

Average Suburban Home 

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and usually 1-3 stories

Averagecost of an A/C system: $8,000 – $25,000

Including approved financing: $100 – $500/month

Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

Estimated cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 – $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+/month

Potential pricing may change depending on where you live, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.

The entire process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and decide on the best A/C equipment for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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