New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Belleville? 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 occupants (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 Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding atmosphere including regular 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 constancy Legitimacy, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and devotion to customer priorities) All of these factors and more help to determine the design, size, and level of work required to appropriately heat and cool a home, which usually 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 fully custom created and installed, it is quite hard for good contractors like D & K Heating Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site that are uncovered during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can suggest wide ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the general size of a home under 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above may vary much more, depending 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 normally fall into big (and sometimes misleading) 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 likened to choosing 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 issues, or climate control issues that require humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a large choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options are out there. Other home comfort possibilities include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system performs efficiently. Some options can be bought as a package, but many of these items must be determined through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we provide. 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 residents. To find out more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 613-707-2421 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".