New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Raleigh? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ a lot depending on many 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 (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 present, 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 setting including regular 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 stability Validity, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and commitment to customer priorities) All of these elements and more help to decide the design, size, and level of work required to correctly 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. Due to the fact that every home’s heating and cooling system must be completely custom developed and installed, it is very difficult for good contractors like Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site that are uncovered during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide broad ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the basic size of a home that isn’t yet 30 years old. Remember, 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 similar to vehicle classes. Systems usually fall into big (and sometimes inaccurate) 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 previous 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, 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 concerns, or climate control issues that require humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options are out there. Other home comfort options include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system performs efficiently. Some choices can be bought as a bundle, but quite a few of these choices must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a courtesy service we offer. All of these options should 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 inadequate for the home and its inhabitants. To find out more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 919-578-4329 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".