How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies greatly depending on many factors. These variables usually fall into three categories:
- Lifestyle Factors:
- The health conditions of the home's residents (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings)
- How the inhabitants "feel" comfortable (preference 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 you currently have, the direction the home faces, and age of the home
- Style of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and level of insulation present
- Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment including typical humidity, close-by 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
- Validity, ability, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners
- Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and devotion to customer satisfaction)
All of these elements and more help to determine the style, size, and level of work required to appropriately 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.
Due to the fact that every home’s heating and cooling system must be totally custom created and installed, it is very difficult for quality contractors like R & M Climate Control Service Experts to offer 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. Remember, even the price ranges above could 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 usually fall into large (and sometimes misleading) 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 prior factors noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be compared 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 essential 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 big choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options are out there.
Other home comfort options include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system operates efficiently. Some selections can be added as a bundle, but quite a few of these items must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we have.
All of these options need to 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 inadequate for the home and its occupants. To learn more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 865-229-6176 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".