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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 enjoys budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Oakville homeownership. So where to begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will necessitate a specific type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with the heat or cold, or a condition (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the house? These factors will help determine which air conditioner is ideal for your family.

The following variable to take into consideration is the actual home. How many windows do you have and which way do they face? How much insulation is presently in the house and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Abbey Air Service Experts, we will come out and assess your current set-up to help determine the systems available depending on your home’s construction and unique features.

The other factor to take into consideration is which company to choose. Though one company may have the system you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured in case something happens at your home. If a technician were to get injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Abbey Air Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our employees go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are qualified to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

Okay, okay, you’ve considered all this but let’s get to the real question. How much is this going to cost?

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


Ranch or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 ft2 and commonly one story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Common Suburban House

Up to 3500 square feet and typically between one and three stories

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

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury Residence

More than 3500 sq. ft. and varied amount of stories

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

Including approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing could fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, AC settings, equipment maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Abbey Air Service Experts is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and choose the ideal air conditioner for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!

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