How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioning system. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Niagara Falls homeownership. So where to begin?

First, understand that the price of a new A/C system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the other residents in your home. Are there health problems that will necessitate a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the home? All of these things will help direct you to which air conditioning system is ideal for your.

The next thing to examine is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? How much insulation is presently in the home and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you want) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Niagara Home Services by Enercare, we will come out and evaluate your home to provide the systems available depending on your home’s structure and unique traits.

The other thing to consider is which business to use. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your residence. If a tech were to get injured and the business was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Niagara Home Services by Enercare, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we deliver.

Alright, alright, you’ve considered 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 budget, below are a few estimates.


Ranch House or Smaller House

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and typically a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 ft2 and usually 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Home

Larger than 3500 ft2 and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Approximate pricing can vary depending on where you live, personal routines, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Niagara Home Services by Enercare is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and decide on the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little scary, but with our multiple financing options your new system could be yours today!