How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary quite a bit depending on many 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 residents "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, type, and size of windows currently in place, the direction the home faces, and age of the home
- Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and level of insulation present
- Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment including regular humidity, neighboring 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
- Legitimacy, ability, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners
- Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (availability and dedication 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 price 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.
Due to the fact that every home’s heating and cooling system must be fully custom created and installed, it is very tough for reputable contractors like Levy & Son to give a specific estimate without investigating all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can suggest wide ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the general size of a home that isn’t yet 30 years old. It’s important to note that, even the price ranges above may vary much more, contingent 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 big (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 mentioned, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be likened to choosing vehicle "Options."
Home Comfort Options
Home comfort Options include size and efficiency, as well as 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 concerns, or climate control issues that need 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 be sure the system works efficiently. Some choices can be added as a set, but many of these items must be determined through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we have.
All of these options must be considered 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 find out more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 469-250-0932 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".