How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

It’s official; you have to purchase a new air conditioner. Nobody looks forward to this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but unfortunately, it is part of Kitchener homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, know that the cost 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 involve a particular type of air cleaning system? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a condition (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a specific temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place inside the residence? All of these things will help choose which air conditioner is right for your family.

The next variable to consider is your actual home. What is the number of windows within your home and where do they face? How much insulation is presently in the house and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts, we will pay you a visit and analyze your house to help determine the choices available depending on your home’s design and unique features.

The other variable to consider is which contractor to use. Though one business 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 the event that something should happen at your home. If a contractor were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be held accountable. At Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all major brands of A/C systems. We also have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be comfortable in the work we deliver.

Okay, okay, 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 factors above will go into determining a final cost, below are a few estimates.


Ranch-Style or Smaller Residence

Up to 2000 ft2 and usually a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 per month


Average Suburban House

Up to 3500 sq. ft. and usually one to three stories

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

With approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 ft2 and various stories

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

With approved financing: $250+ monthly

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


The full process can be a little overwhelming but Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and choose the best air conditioner for your home. The price can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new system could be yours before you know it!

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