Shopping for a new air conditioner typically starts with an online search to compare air conditioner models and identify your home’s needs and helps you decide upon the features you want in an AC unit. However, once you’re getting ready to make your purchase, you’ll likely find yourself wondering, “Just how much is an air conditioner?”.
Why can’t you find accurate air conditioner pricing online? There are several reasons, but the most important thing to remember is that each home is different. The type of air conditioner that is right for your home may not be right for your neighbour’s home, making it difficult for HVAC specialists to give a one-size-fits-all pricing structure to their air conditioning products and installation services.
In general, you can expect to pay around $2500-$6000 or even more on your air conditioning equipment. The cost of the unit itself will be impacted by the brand you choose, the unit size and tonnage. The square footage of your home directly affects the unit size and tonnage required to cool your home effectively. If you choose an air conditioner that is over- or under-sized for your house, you’ll find that it works less efficiently than it should, leaving you uncomfortable during hot days.
The price of an air conditioner can also vary greatly due to a number of other factors that come down to personal choice. You’ll pay more for certain brand names, level of energy efficiency and special features that can make using and maintaining your air conditioner easier. You might opt for (and pay more for) a quiet-running model, a more energy-efficient model, or a model that is more compact.
Don’t forget – when asking, “How much is an air conditioner?”, you’ll also need to budget for the cost of professional installation of the equipment in your home, and potentially the running of new ductwork and electrical if this is the first air conditioner ever installed at your property.
To ask the experts at Evam Canada, “How much is an air conditioner?”, and for an accurate quote on a new unit plus installation, contact us online or call 1-905-624-5544 to book an appointment. We’d be happy to help you choose an air conditioner to fit your needs and your budget!