New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in West Palm Beach? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies quite a bit depending on many factors. These variables generally fall into a couple categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's residents (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, style, and size of windows you currently have, 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, neighboring industries, available land, and codes required Utilities wanted 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 devotion to customer priorities) All of these aspects and more help to dictate the design, size, and level of work required to appropriately 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 totally custom developed and installed, it is awfully difficult for quality contractors like Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide broad ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the general 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 particular home and homeowner. How HVAC Systems Are Priced by the Manufacturer (MSRP) Central heating and cooling systems are like vehicle classes. Systems normally fall into large (and sometimes inaccurate) 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 previous 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, in addition to 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 need humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big variety of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist. Other home comfort possibilities include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system performs efficiently. Some selections can be purchased as a package, but quite a few of these options must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we provide. All of these options need to 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 inadequate for the home and its occupants. To find out more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 561-629-1826 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".