New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Windsor? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ greatly depending on many factors. These variables normally fall into a couple categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's inhabitants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the residents "feel" comfortable (preference to cooler or warmer temperatures) Hobbies and activities occurring 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 amount of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment including typical humidity, neighboring industries, available land, and codes required Utilities required or available; solar, geothermal, gas, electric, LP, oil Contractor Risk Factors: Contractor licensing, insurance, bonding, and financial stability Legitimacy, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and commitment to customer priorities) All of these aspects 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 cost 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. Since every home’s heating and cooling system must be totally custom designed and installed, it is awfully tough for reputable contractors like Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without investigating all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend large ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the general size of a home less than 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 particular 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 large (and sometimes incorrect) 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 earlier factors noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be likened 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 imperative for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory issues, or climate control issues that require humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a large part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big selection of mobile and Wi-Fi options are now available. Other home comfort options include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system operates efficiently. Some selections can be purchased as a package, 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 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 deficient for the home and its inhabitants. To find out more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your unique new system estimate, call 226-773-3357 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".