How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody looks forward to budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Toronto homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the price of a new AC differs based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will require a specific type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What activities take place inside the home? These factors will help decide which air conditioning system is best for your.

The second variable to assess is your home itself. How many windows do you have and which way do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) solar-power, gas, electric, etc? At Service Experts Commercial HVAC, we will come out and assess your home to provide the options available depending on your home’s structure and unique features.

The other factor to take into consideration is which company to use. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should occur at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held accountable. At Service Experts Commercial HVAC, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are skilled to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve thought about all this but let’s get to the real question. What is this going to set you back?

While all the details above will go into deciding a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch or Smaller Residence

Less than 2000 sq. ft. and typically one story

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

With approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban Home

Up to 3500 ft2 and typically 1-3 stories

Averagecost of an air conditioning system: $8,000 - $25,000

With approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury House

Over 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing may change depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Service Experts Commercial HVAC is available 24/7 to discuss all your options and choose the best air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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