How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ quite a bit depending on a number of factors. These variables normally fall into a few categories:
- Lifestyle Factors:
- The health conditions of the home's residents (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings)
- How the inhabitants "feel" comfortable (liking to cooler or warmer temperatures)
- Hobbies and activities taking place inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine)
Building and Environmental Factors:
- The number, type, and size of windows currently in place, the direction the home faces, and age of the home
- Style of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present
- Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding atmosphere including typical humidity, close-by industries, available land, and codes required
- Utilities wanted or available; solar, geothermal, gas, electric, LP, oil
Contractor Risk Factors:
- Contractor licensing, insurance, bonding, and financial stability
- Validity, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners
- Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and dedication to customer service)
All of these factors and more help to decide the style, size, and level of work needed to appropriately heat and cool a home, which typically goes into the cost of 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.
Because every home’s heating and cooling system must be fully custom developed and installed, it is very tough for good contractors like Teays Valley Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site that can be found during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend large ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the basic size of a home less than 30 years old. Keep in mind however, even the price ranges above can vary much more, dependant on all the factors and circumstances of a particular home and homeowner.
How HVAC Systems Are Priced by the Manufacturer (MSRP)
Central heating and cooling systems are like vehicle classes. Systems normally fall into broad (and sometimes inaccurate) ranges of "economy", "mid-level", and "premium". However, because every homeowner is different, each new heating and cooling system is manually installed, and because of all the previous factors noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be likened to picking vehicle "Options."
Home Comfort Options
Home comfort Options include size and efficiency, and also include air quality control, such as the efficiency of air cleaners and air filters. Air quality control systems are important for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory concerns, or climate control issues that need humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a large choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options are out there.
Other home comfort options include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system operates efficiently. Some selections can be purchased as a bundle, but quite a few of these options must be decided through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we have.
All of these options must be contemplated very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace can never correctly control the comfort of the home if the duct work, attic insulation, or air filter is deficient for the home and its inhabitants. To learn more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 304-760-5088 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".