New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Dublin? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary 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, type, and size of windows present, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and level of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment including average humidity, close-by 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 stability Validity, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and devotion to customer satisfaction) All of these aspects and more help to dictate the type, size, and level of work needed to appropriately heat and cool a home, which typically 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. Due to the fact that every home’s heating and cooling system must be totally custom designed and installed, it is quite difficult for reputable contractors like Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without investigating all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend broad ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the approximate size of a home under 30 years old. It’s important to note that, even the price ranges above could 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 broad (and sometimes incorrect) 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 prior 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, 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 concerns, or climate control issues that require humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a large part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist. Other home comfort options include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system operates efficiently. Some selections can be added as a set, but a lot of these options must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a courtesy service we have. All of these options should be contemplated very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace can’t correctly control the comfort of the home if the duct work, attic insulation, or air filter is deficient for the home and its occupants. To read more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 925-364-5427 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".