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Trust the professionals and enjoy peace of mind with central air conditioner installation from The Home Depot. Request a consultation today and speak with a Home Depot Installer to discuss options and get your project started.

Choose Central Air Conditioner Installation If:

✔  You need air conditioning for your entire home

✔  You currently have central air with ductwork (or wish to get it installed)

✔  You don’t have central air conditioning or need to replace your current system

Let Us Take Care of Your Central Air Conditioner Installation

Here’s what you get:

Trusted Brands

We install top-quality central air conditioners from tried-and-true brands such as Trane®.

Certified Installers

Professional installation from licensed, trusted and experienced Home Depot Installers.

Top-Rated Efficiency

We install ENERGY STAR®-rated high-efficiency gas furnaces that deliver superior home heating while using as little energy as possible.

Optional Upgrades

Ask your installer about enhancing comfort and saving energy costs by adding a new air filter, humidifier or smart thermostat.

Flexible Financing

Project Loan gives you available credit for up to $50,000, no annual fees.

Standard Warranty

All installations include 1-year parts and labour coverage, plus available extended options.

Which Central Air Conditioners Do We Install?
Our central air conditioner installers are committed to sourcing the right system for your home and budget. Some popular options include: 

Trane XR16 air conditioning unit

Trane XL16i


Key features:

  • Up to 17.00 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
  • 1.5–5 ton models available
  • Patented Trane Spine Fin™ coil
  • Patented Trane Climatuff® compressor
Trane XR13 air conditioning unit

Trane XR13


Key features:

  • Up to 14.50 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
  • 1.5–5 ton models available
  • Patented Trane Spine Fin™ coil
  • Patented Trane Climatuff® compressor
Ameristar M4AC3 air conditioning unit



Key features:

  • Up to 13.00 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
  • 1.5-5 ton models available
  • Quiet operation; as low as 74 dB
  • Painted, galvanized steel cabinets
Comfortmaker C4A3 air conditioning unit

Comfortmaker C4A3


Key features:

  • Up to 13.00 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
  • Designed for corrosion resistance and lasting performance
  • Quiet operation; as low as 71 dB
  • 2-speed fan motor on most models

How Much Does Central Air Conditioning Installation Cost?

Central air conditioner installation cost can range between approximately $3,950 and $9,500, with an average price of $4,750 (not including taxes), for your new equipment plus labour.

Air conditioner installers consider a variety of factors, most notably the size and output of your central air conditioner, the condition of your ductwork and the size and layout of your home.

Please visit our Air Conditioning Cost Guide to learn more about air conditioner installation cost.

What Size Central Air Conditioner Do I Need?

Our experienced Home Depot Installers will assess the unique features of your home – from layout and square footage to number of windows, sun exposure and climate, efficiency needs and more – to determine the best-matched equipment for your central air conditioning installation.

Finding the Right System For You

As our central air conditioner installers know, the best equipment isn’t the largest or most powerful; it’s the one that’s best suited for the unique demands and specifications of your home.

The following chart gives you an idea of how central air conditioner size (in tons) and output (in BTU/hr) might match up with a home’s square footage, independent of other determining factors.

Size of Your Home (Square Feet)

Recommended Central Air Conditioner Size (tons)

Central High Efficiency Furnace Input (BTU/hr)



40K / 60K

1501-2700 1.5-3 40k / 60K / 80K
2701-3500 2.5-4 60K /80K / 100K
3501+ 3-5 80K / 100K / 120K             (or mutiple system)

For illustrative purposes only. Square footage is one of a range of factors your HVAC Installer will consider when determining the correct size for your new central air conditioner.

Why Choose Home Depot

Home Services

Guaranteed Results

Ensure year-round comfort for your home. Your new HVAC system is protected by a one-year parts and labour warranty, plus optional extended coverage of up to 10 years.

Trusted Installers

Trusted Installers

Get peace of mind with your new HVAC system. Home Depot Installers are licensed professionals who have passed background checks, so you can be confident in their reputation and the quality of their work.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing

We have flexible financing solutions available to help you manage unexpected repairs. Check with an associate or click below for more information.

Installation Process

Free consultation

1 Free Consultation

  • Book a free, in-home consultation with a Home Depot Installer to review options and get a quote.
Professional installation

2 Professional Installation

  • At a pre-scheduled time, the Installer will deliver and install your new central air conditioner.
Follow-Up Inspection

3 Final Inspection

  • Your Installer will return at a later date to ensure your new HVAC system is working well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Product Questions

Installation Questions

Central Air Conditioning Installation from The Home Depot

A central air conditioner keeps your home cool and reduces humidity during warmer months. If you struggle with high temperatures and humidity in your home, choose trusted central air conditioner installers from The Home Depot Home Services.

Choose Energy Efficiency

For your next central air conditioning installation, The Home Depot Home Services can help. A new, high-efficiency air conditioning system can save you money. This is because an efficient new central air conditioner uses less energy while cooling your home. Trust a professional Home Depot Installer for your air conditioning installation.

High-efficiency central air conditioning systems from The Home Depot Home Services, available from top brands such as Trane®, Ameristar® and Comfortmaker®, are energy efficient, with top SEER ratings of up to 17. All of our central air conditioner installation options are built using patented, durable components to ensure superior cooling performance, excellent comfort and quiet operation.

Trusted Central Air Conditioner Installers

During your free in-home consultation, our professional air conditioner installers will discuss a range of central air conditioner installation options and determine which central air conditioner is right for your home. You’ll receive a free, detailed cost estimate, so you can start planning your central air conditioning installation and improve comfort in your home as soon as possible.

Air conditioner installation cost will depend on a number of factors: the equipment purchased, the size and layout of your home, regional price variations and distribution costs. Central air conditioner installers can also recommend additional equipment, such as a smart thermostat, air filter or new ductwork (if deemed necessary), all of which will be factored into your central air conditioner installation cost.