How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Edmonton homeownership. So where do you begin?

First, know that the investment of a new A/C system varies based on several factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other people residing in your home. Are there health issues that will require a specific type of air filtration system? Do the family members in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or an affliction (i.e., Multiple Sclerosis) that would demand that the home stay at a particular temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? These factors will help direct you to which air conditioning system is best for your.

The following variable to examine is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? What type of insulation is presently in the home and what is the efficiency level of the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you desire) electric, solar-power, gas, etc? At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we will come out and evaluate your home to provide the systems available based on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The third variable to think about is which company to call. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed and bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a tech were to get hurt and the company was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we do.

Alright, alright, you’ve researched all this but let’s ask the real question. How much is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into determining a final cost, below are a few ranges.


Ranch or Smaller House

Less than 2000 ft2 and typically one story

Approximate cost of an A/C system: $6,000 - $15,000

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban Residence

Up to 3500 square feet and typically 1-3 stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 monthly


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 square feet and varied amount of stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ per month

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


The full process can be a tad overwhelming but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available 24/7 to review all your options and choose the best A/C equipment for your home. The cost can be a little discouraging, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours as soon as possible!

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