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 looks forward to budgeting for it, but alas, ‘tis part of Kitchener homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, understand that the price of a new air conditioning system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your routine and the people living in your home. Are there health conditions that will involve a particular type of air cleaning equipment? Do the residents in the home have any problems with the cold or heat, or a disorder (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 second variable to consider is your actual home. How many windows do you have and where do they face? How much insulation is presently in the home and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the residence require (or do you desire) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare, we will come out and analyze your home to help determine the options available depending on your home’s design and unique features.

The third variable to consider is which contractor to choose. Though one business may have the equipment you want at a cost you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured in case something should happen at your house. If a technician were to become injured and the contractor was not insured, it’s possible you would be liable. At Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare, not only are we insured, licensed, and bonded, but all of our employees go through a detailed background check, drug test, and are qualified 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.

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 factors above will go into deciding a final price, below are a few ballpark numbers.


Ranch-Style or Smaller House

Up to 2000 ft2 and typically a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250/month


Average Suburban House

No bigger than 3500 square feet and typically one to three stories

Estimatedcost of an A/C system: $8,000 - $25,000

Using approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

Larger than 3500 ft2 and any number of stories

Approximate cost of an air conditioning system: $18,000 - $60,000+

With approved financing: $250+ monthly

Potentia pricing may vary depending on geographic location, 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 Home Services by Enercare is available day and night to help walk you through all your options and decide on the best air conditioning system for your home. The price can be a little off-putting, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!