How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary a lot depending on a host of factors. These variables usually fall into three categories:
- Lifestyle Factors:
- The health conditions of the home's inhabitants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings)
- How the inhabitants "feel" comfortable (partiality to cooler or warmer temperatures)
- Hobbies and activities happening inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine)
Building and Environmental Factors:
- The number, style, and size of windows present, the direction the home faces, and age of the home
- Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and amount of insulation present
- Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment including regular humidity, neighboring industries, available land, and codes required
- Utilities desired or available; solar, geothermal, gas, electric, LP, oil
Contractor Risk Factors:
- Contractor licensing, insurance, bonding, and financial constancy
- Legality, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners
- Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and commitment to customer service)
All of these aspects and more help to decide the design, size, and level of work necessary to correctly heat and cool a home, which typically goes into the expense associated with the new system.
What Can You Expect to Pay?
Ranch or Smaller Residence
Up to 2000 square feet
1 or 1.5 Story
$40-$250 per month with approved financing, or $6,000 - $15,000
Average Suburban Home
2000-3500 square feet
$100-$500/month with approved financing, or $8,000 - $25,000
3500+ square feet
Various levels or highly custom
$250+ per month with approved financing, or $18,000 - $60,000+
Potential pricing may vary depending on geographic location, personal lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance and installation of equipment and duct system.
Since every home’s heating and cooling system must be totally custom created and installed, it is very tough for good contractors like Falso Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide broad ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the general size of a home less than 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above can vary much more, depending on all the factors and circumstances of a certain home and homeowner.
How HVAC Systems Are Priced by the Manufacturer (MSRP)
Central heating and cooling systems are comparable to vehicle classes. Systems normally fall into large (and sometimes misleading) ranges of "economy", "mid-level", and "premium". However, because every homeowner is unique, each new heating and cooling system is manually installed, and because of all the prior factors noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be likened to selecting vehicle "Options."
Home Comfort Options
Home comfort Options include size and efficiency, in addition to air quality control, such as the efficiency of air cleaners and air filters. Air quality control systems are imperative for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory problems, or climate control issues that require humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big selection of mobile and Wi-Fi options are now available.
Other home comfort possibilities include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to ensure the system performs efficiently. Some selections can be added as a set, but many of these items must be decided through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we provide.
All of these options must be considered very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace will never correctly control the comfort of the home if the duct work, attic insulation, or air filter is inadequate for the home and its inhabitants. To learn more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your unique new system estimate, call 315-313-6531 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".