New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Haltom City? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies quite a bit depending on a number of factors. These variables normally fall into three categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's inhabitants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the residents "feel" comfortable (liking to cooler or warmer temperatures) Hobbies and activities taking place 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 quantity of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding setting including typical humidity, nearby 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 Legality, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the heating and cooling systems Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (availability and commitment to customer satisfaction) All of these elements and more help to dictate the design, size, and level of work needed to correctly heat and cool a home, which usually goes into the cost 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 totally custom created and installed, it is quite tough for quality contractors like Stark Services to offer a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site that are uncovered during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can suggest wide ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the approximate size of a home that isn’t yet 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above may vary much more, depending on all the factors and circumstances of a specific 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 incorrect) 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 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 important 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 large variety of mobile and Wi-Fi options are now available. Other home comfort options include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system works efficiently. Some options can be purchased as a set, but quite a few of these items must be determined through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we have. All of these options must 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 deficient for the home and its inhabitants. To read more or get your free Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your unique new system estimate, call 817-633-2665 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".