New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Gainesville? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies greatly depending on a host 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 occupants "feel" comfortable (liking 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 you currently have, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Style of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and level of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding atmosphere including typical 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 stability Validity, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (availability and dedication to customer priorities) All of these elements and more help to decide the type, size, and level of work necessary to properly heat and cool a home, which typically 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. Due to the fact that every home’s heating and cooling system must be fully custom developed and installed, it is very difficult for quality contractors like Service Experts 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 wide ranges of the possible 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, depending 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 similar to vehicle classes. Systems normally fall into large (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 earlier factors we discussed, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be likened to selecting 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 problems, or climate control issues that necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a large part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big selection of mobile and Wi-Fi options are now available. Other home comfort choices include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system works efficiently. Some selections can be added 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 have. All of these options should be considered 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 inhabitants. To read more or get your free Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 352-374-6602 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".