How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your air conditioner. Nobody enjoys this day, and nobody wants to worry about budgeting for it, but sadly is comes with Edmonton homeownership. So where on earth should you begin?

First, realize that the investment of a new AC fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your living situation and the people living in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a specific type of air filtration system? Do the residents in the home have a sensitivity to warmth or coolness, or an affliction (such as Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What activities take place within the home? These factors will help determine which air conditioner is ideal for your home.

The second thing to take into consideration is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and which direction do they face? How much insulation is currently in the residence and how efficient is the ductwork? Does the home require (or do you want) gas, electric, solar-power, etc? At Rob's Albertan Service Experts, we will come out and evaluate your current set-up to help determine the choices available based on your home’s construction and unique characteristics.

The other factor to think about is which contractor to use. Though one business may have the system you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are licensed, bonded, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your home. If a technician were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s probable you would be held responsible. At Rob's Albertan Service Experts, we are not only bonded, licensed, and insured, but all of our team go through an extensive background check, drug test, and are trained to work on all leading brands of A/C systems. We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can be confident in the work we provide.

So, you’ve researched all this but let’s ask the real question. What is this going to cost?

While all the variables above will go into giving you a final price, below are a few estimates.


Ranch or Smaller House

No bigger than 2000 square feet and typically one story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban Home

Less than 3500 square feet and typically one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500 per month


Luxury House

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

Estimated cost of an air conditioner: $18,000 - $60,000+

Including approved financing: $250+/month

Approximate pricing can fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of equipment and duct system.


The whole process can be a little overwhelming but Rob's Albertan Service Experts is available 24/7 to review all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little daunting, but with our wonderful financing options your new A/C could be yours before you know it!

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