Cooling Systems

Stay cool, you’ve got this. We can help you with your coosing system renovation with a free estimate, a recommended contractor, and more.

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What Are the Benefits of Upgrading Your Cooling System Equipment?

There are many reasons to upgrade the cooling equipment in your home. For starters, equipment needs to be up to date to cool your home safely and effectively, and existing ductwork should be inspected regularly and repaired as needed. Updating your air conditioning system can also make your home more energy-efficient and eco-friendly, which comes with increased cost savings over time. At the end of the day, upgrading your cooling systems will help make your home as comfortable as possible, even when it’s scorching hot outside.


How to Plan a Cooling Renovation

Whether your cooling upgrade is simple or upscale, planning is key. Consider your vision, budget, and desired results as you go through the following steps.

Make a Plan

Decide what changes and upgrades you’d like to see from your cooling project. Is it better performance, decreased energy costs, or just a new cooling method? The more detail you can include upfront, the better idea you’ll have of how much your project is going to cost.

Build a Budget

Updating your cooling system is a simple and affordable way to make your home more comfortable and can typically be scaled to any budget. Use our free calculator tool for an accurate estimate of what your project will cost.

Hire a Contractor

HVAC system renovations are quite extensive and therefore best left to the experts. Submit your project now to get started with leading HVAC contractors in your area.

How Much Do Cooling System Upgrades Cost?

Have you ever wondered how much central air conditioning costs? The cost of upgrading your home’s cooling system will vary depending on what you choose. For instance, installing a new high-efficiency air conditioner can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $7,500 depending on which model you choose. Fluctuating labour and material prices can also have an impact. With’s free renovation calculator, you can put in the details of exactly what you need, and we’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of how much you can expect to pay based on rates from recommended contractors in your area. Looking for financing? We have that too. 

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Types of Cooling Systems to Consider for Your Home

When it comes to cooling your home, there are many options to choose from. Here are the best ones to consider.

Central Air Conditioning

Central cooling powered by an outdoor air conditioning unit is the best way to keep your home cool. Ductwork carries the cooled air throughout the house, so if you don’t already have it, the ducts will need to be installed to have central air.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a two-part system that can circulate both warm and cool air through the home. Since they manage both heating and cooling, they’re an economical investment, perfect for maintaining the best temperature for your home all year round.

Ductless Air Conditioning

For smaller homes or homes without ductwork, a wall-mounted ductless unit can be an effective option. However, they can cost the same as central air conditioners even though they take longer to cool and work better for smaller areas.

Window and Portable Units

Window and portable ac units are a quick fix when your home is in need of cooling. You can install them yourself and place them anywhere you’d like a lower temperature, but they tend to be a drain on electricity.

When Does Cooling Equipment Need to Be Replaced?

It's old

If it’s been a decade or more since your unit was installed, it’s worth purchasing a new system before it starts to incur costly repairs.

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It makes noises

If you hear groaning, rattling, or other sounds of effort from your cooling system, it’s no longer functioning properly and is due for an upgrade.

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Your energy bills are soaring

As your cooling system ages, it uses power less efficiently. If your utility bills spike in summer, it’s worth considering a newer, more efficient model. 

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It's not cooling your home

Uneven cooling, or no cooling at all, are surefire signs that your cooling equipment is ready to be replaced.

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Financing Options to Make Your Home Renovation More Affordable

Take the stress out of budgeting for your home improvement project with flexible financing options, powered by SNAP Home Finance, that you can rely on.

Contractors You Can Rely on

Plan your renovation with expert guidance. We work with only the most trusted contractors in your area who are all:

  • Experienced
  • Licensed
  • Well-reviewed
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