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 varies greatly depending on a number of factors. These variables generally fall into a few categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's residents (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the inhabitants "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, 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 atmosphere including typical humidity, nearby 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 constancy Legitimacy, ability, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and devotion to customer service) All of these factors and more help to determine the type, size, and level of work required to appropriately heat and cool a home, which usually 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 fully custom designed and installed, it is very difficult for good contractors like Levy & Son to provide a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site that can be found during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide large ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the approximate size of a home under 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above may 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 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 earlier factors mentioned, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be compared to selecting 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 imperative for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory problems, or climate control issues that necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big selection of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist. Other home comfort choices include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to ensure the system performs efficiently. Some selections can be added as a set, but a lot of these items must be determined through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a courtesy service we have. 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 residents. To read more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your unique new system estimate, call 469-249-1971 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".