How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The time has come when you have to get a new air conditioning system. 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 several factors. The first is your routine and the other residents in your home. Are there health conditions that will warrant a special type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to the heat or cold, or a disorder (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the house? These factors will help determine which air conditioning system is ideal for your family.

The following variable to take into consideration is the actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and which way do they face? What level of insulation is presently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the house require (or do you prefer) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare, 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 third thing to take into consideration is which company to use. Though one company may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, be careful and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in the event that something should occur at your home. If a contractor were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our team go through a thorough background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all top brands of A/C systems. We also provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be assured in the work we provide.

Alright, alright, 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 determining a final cost, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and commonly a single story

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

Using approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Common Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 sq. ft. and usually 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 vary depending on regional climate, personal lifestyle, AC settings, system maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare is available day and night to review all your options and decide on the right air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new air conditioner could be yours today!