How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ quite a bit depending on a host of factors. These variables normally fall into a couple 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 taking place inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine)
Building and Environmental Factors:
- The number, design, and size of windows you currently have, the direction the home faces, and age of the home
- Type of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present
- Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding setting including average 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, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment
- Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and commitment to customer service)
All of these elements and more help to determine the style, size, and level of work necessary to properly heat and cool a home, which usually 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 completely custom developed and installed, it is very tough for good contractors like Comfortech Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can suggest large ranges of the possible HVAC system price based on the general size of a home less than 30 years old. Keep in mind however, even the price ranges above can vary much more, contingent 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 like vehicle classes. Systems typically fall into broad (and sometimes inaccurate) 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 compared to choosing 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 essential for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory issues, or climate control issues that necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big variety of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist.
Other home comfort possibilities include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system operates efficiently. Some options can be added as a bundle, but a lot of these items must be decided through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we have.
All of these options need to be contemplated 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 insufficient for the home and its residents. To find out more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 601-852-3105 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".