How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary a lot depending on a host of factors. These variables usually 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 setting including typical 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 constancy
- Legitimacy, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment
- Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and dedication to customer service)
All of these factors and more help to determine the style, size, and level of work needed to appropriately heat and cool a home, which normally 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
$100-$500/month with approved financing, or $8,000 - $25,000
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 awfully difficult for good contractors like Rob's Albertan Service Experts to give a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site through 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. It’s important to note that, even the price ranges above may 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 typically fall into big (and sometimes inaccurate) 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 previous factors noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be equated 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 essential 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 a large part of the home comfort puzzle, and a large variety 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 make sure the system operates efficiently. Some choices can be bought as a set, but quite a few of these choices must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we offer.
All of these options need to be through through 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 deficient for the home and its residents. To find out more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 780-800-9047 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".