How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Toronto homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the cost of a new A/C system varies based on multiple factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will call for a specific type of air cleaning system? Do the family members in the home have any problems with warmth or coolness, or a disorder (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a pre-determined temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the house? All of these things will help decide which air conditioner is right for your family.

The next variable to consider is the home itself. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? What type of insulation is installed in the home and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Commercial HVAC, we will pay you a visit and assess your house to provide the options available depending on your home’s construction and unique features.

The other thing to take into consideration is which contractor to choose. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a price point you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something happens at your home. If a contractor were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be liable. At Service Experts Commercial HVAC, we are not only bonded, licensed, 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 ask the real question. How much is this going to set you back?

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


Ranch or Smaller House

Less than 2000 square feet and usually 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 usually 1-3 stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500/month


Luxury Home

Over 3500 sq. ft. and any number of stories

Estimated cost of an A/C system: $18,000 - $60,000+

Using approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


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

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