How Much Does a Commercial Air Conditioning Unit Cost?

Why are commercial air conditioning units essential?

A key part of any work space, commercial cooling units play an essential role in maintaining your office or business environment. An afterthought for many business owners, selecting the right commercial air conditioning unit can result in significant savings, increased staff efficiency, and the resolution of issues specific to where you work.

However, finding the right commercial air conditioning unit at an affordable price can be challenging for businesses of all sizes. That makes it critical to understand the expense of operating a unit and what you can expect to pay. 

What does the average air con unit cost?

When it comes to the price of an individual commercial air con unit, it is important to consider every variable before making a decision. That includes the type of unit you are interested in, any additional features you require, the size of the building you work in and the amount of labour required. It can also include the nature of your business if you need to keep specific rooms either warm or chilled.

In short, if you are looking at a commercial air conditioning solution for any medium to large-sized office space, you will likely be looking at a price point of between £1000 and £2000, not including parts or labour.

While that may seem expensive, working with a reliable HVAC contractor will help you find a flexible solution that works for you without breaking the bank. Indeed, deploying a new fit-for-purpose air con system will help keep costs down when it matters most.

What should you look for in a commercial ac unit?

With a budget in mind, it is essential to choose an air con that marries cost effectiveness with performance.

Priorities to consider include:

Control: Any product you install should allow you a high degree of control over the temperature throughout your property. Selecting a quality air conditioning system allows you to set the temperature of individual units while adjusting for changes of temperature throughout the day and across your property.

Efficiency: If you are choosing a new system, long-term cost-effectiveness is essential. That means it should be efficient, helping you to maximise your capacity for temperature control for minimal outlay. While these may initially be more expensive, it is often worth considering paying a little extra upfront to save money in the long term. 

Modularity: Deploying an air conditioning unit with a modular design allows you to have your property cooled as you like it and respond to bespoke elements of your build. That way you can start small and add on units in the future when required. Alternatively, you can upgrade and maximise your cost-effectiveness without worrying about a full refit.

What next?

If your business needs a new air conditioning solution for your business, the team at Sovereign Planned Services Ltd are willing to help.

We understand the importance of working with you to deliver a service that maximises cost-efficiency while delivering quality throughout your property.

If you are looking for free, no-obligation site surveys and quotes, please contact us by email at or be calling us on 0800 243 638.


Author: Gareth Whalley
Sharing my vast knowledge in the Air Conditioning and Mechanical services field especially in HVAC installation, service and maintenance across a broad range of sectors, including Healthcare, Education, Transport, Banking, Retail and Commercial developments.