New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Daytona Beach? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ greatly depending on a host of factors. These variables usually fall into three categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's residents (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the occupants "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, 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 environment including average 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 stability Validity, 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 factors and more help to dictate the design, size, and level of work required to properly heat and cool a home, which normally 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. Because every home’s heating and cooling system must be fully custom created and installed, it is awfully tough for quality contractors like Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without investigating all the factors on-site that are uncovered during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend broad ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the basic size of a home under 30 years old. It’s important to note that, even the price ranges above can vary much more, dependant 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 like vehicle classes. Systems typically fall into large (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 prior factors noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be equated to selecting vehicle "Options." Home Comfort Options Home comfort Options include size and efficiency, and also include 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 big variety of mobile and Wi-Fi options are out there. Other home comfort options include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to ensure the system works efficiently. Some options can be bought as a bundle, but a lot of these items must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a courtesy service we have. 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 deficient for the home and its occupants. To learn more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 386-310-2061 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".