New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Longmont? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary a lot depending on a number of factors. These variables generally fall into three categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's inhabitants (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, design, and size of windows currently in place, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Type of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and amount of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding setting including average 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 strength Legitimacy, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and devotion to customer priorities) All of these aspects and more help to dictate the design, size, and level of work necessary to appropriately heat and cool a home, which normally 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 1-3 Story $100-$500/month with approved financing, or $8,000 - $25,000 Luxury Home 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 totally custom developed and installed, it is awfully difficult for quality contractors like Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site that can be found during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend broad ranges of the potential 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 could vary much more, depending 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 comparable to 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 equated 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 problems, or climate control issues that require humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide selection of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist. Other home comfort possibilities include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to ensure the system performs efficiently. Some options 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 provide. All of these options must be through through 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 303-647-5749 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".