New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Covington? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies a lot depending on many factors. These variables normally fall into a few categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's occupants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the occupants "feel" comfortable (liking to cooler or warmer temperatures) Hobbies and activities happening inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine) Building and Environmental Factors: The number, design, and size of windows present, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Style of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and amount of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding atmosphere 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 constancy Legality, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (availability and commitment to customer service) All of these aspects and more help to dictate the type, size, and level of work required to appropriately heat and cool a home, which normally 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. Since every home’s heating and cooling system must be totally custom designed and installed, it is awfully hard for quality contractors like Knochelmann Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend wide ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the basic size of a home that isn’t yet 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 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 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 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 imperative for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory issues, or climate control issues that need humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist. Other home comfort choices include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system works efficiently. Some options can be purchased as a set, but many of these choices must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we provide. All of these options must 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 residents. To read more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 859-905-0834 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".