How Much Should an Air Conditioning System Cost?

July 18, 2016

The dreaded day has arrived and now you have to replace your air conditioning system. Nobody looks forward to 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 A/C system fluctuates based on many factors. The first is your lifestyle and the other residents in your home. Are there health issues that will involve a special type of air filtration system? Do the people living in the home have an issue with warmth or coolness, or an affliction (like Multiple Sclerosis) that would require the home to stay at a set temperature or humidity level? What hobbies take place within the home? These factors will help determine which air conditioner is ideal for your home.

The next factor to take into consideration is your actual home. Do you have a lot of windows and where do they face? How much insulation is currently in the residence and what level of efficiency is the ductwork? Does the house 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 provide the options available based on your home’s structure and unique characteristics.

The other factor to consider is which contractor to choose. Though one business may have the system you want at a budget you like, take caution and find out if they are bonded, licensed, and confirm they are insured just in case something should occur at your home. If a contractor were to get hurt and the contractor was not insured, it’s likely you would be held responsible. At Rob's Albertan Service Experts, not only are we licensed, bonded, and insured, but all of our employees go through a complete 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 assured in the work we do.

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 ballpark numbers.


Ranch or Smaller House

Up to 2000 square feet and typically a single story

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

Including approved financing: $40 - $250 monthly


Average Suburban House

Less than 3500 sq. ft. and usually one to three stories

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

Including approved financing: $100 - $500/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 may fluctuate depending on regional climate, personal habits, equipment settings, air conditioning maintenance, and installation of system and duct system.


The entire process can be a little overwhelming but Rob's Albertan Service Experts is available around the clock to help walk you through all your options and decide on the ideal air conditioning system for your home. The budget can be a little off-putting, but with our great financing options your new A/C could be yours today!

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