How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies quite a bit depending on a host of 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 residents "feel" comfortable (liking 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
- Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present
- Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding atmosphere including regular 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 stability
- Legality, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners
- Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and devotion to customer satisfaction)
All of these aspects and more help to decide the style, size, and level of work necessary to properly heat and cool a home, which normally 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.
Because every home’s heating and cooling system must be completely custom developed and installed, it is very difficult for good contractors like Peel Heating Service Experts to give a specific estimate without investigating all the factors on-site that can be found during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide wide ranges of the possible HVAC system price based on the basic size of a home that isn’t yet 30 years old. It’s important to note that, even the price ranges above could vary much more, dependant on all the factors and circumstances of a specific home and homeowner.
How HVAC Systems Are Priced by the Manufacturer (MSRP)
Central heating and cooling systems are like vehicle classes. Systems typically fall into big (and sometimes incorrect) ranges of "economy", "mid-level", and "premium". However, because every homeowner is distinct, each new heating and cooling system is manually installed, and because of all the prior factors we discussed, 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, as well as 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 a large part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist.
Other home comfort options include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to ensure the system operates efficiently. Some choices can be added as a package, 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 need to be contemplated very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace can’t correctly control the comfort of the home if the duct work, attic insulation, or air filter is deficient for the home and its occupants. To read more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 289-201-2226 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".