How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody hopes for this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of the Niagara Region homeownership. So where to begin?

First, know that the price of a new AC fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the people living in your home. Are there health ailments that will necessitate a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with the cold or heat, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would that would result in the home needing to stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the home? All of these things will help direct you to which air conditioning system is ideal for your.

The second factor to examine is the home itself. Do you have a lot of windows and which way do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and assess your home to provide the systems available depending on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The third thing to consider is which business to choose. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something occurs at your residence. If a tech were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we licensed, bonded, 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 get to 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 Residence

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

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Residence

Less than 3500 ft2 and typically 1-3 stories

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

With 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 fluctuate depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The whole process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to review all your options and choose the ideal 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!

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