New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Plano? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ greatly depending on a number of factors. These variables normally fall into a few categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's inhabitants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the inhabitants "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, style, and size of windows present, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Style of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment including average humidity, nearby 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 constancy Validity, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the heating and cooling systems Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and devotion to customer priorities) All of these aspects and more help to determine the design, size, and level of work necessary to properly heat and cool a home, which typically 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 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 designed and installed, it is quite difficult for good contractors like Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site that are uncovered during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide large ranges of the possible HVAC system price based on the approximate size of a home less than 30 years old. Remember, 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 normally fall into broad (and sometimes incorrect) 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 previous factors we discussed, 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 issues, or climate control issues that necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide choice 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 make sure the system performs efficiently. Some selections can be purchased as a set, but many of these choices must be determined through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we have. All of these options need to be considered 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 occupants. To read more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 469-249-9709 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".