New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in La Porte? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary a lot depending on a host of factors. These variables generally fall into three categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's residents (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the residents "feel" comfortable (preference 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 quantity of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding setting including typical humidity, close-by 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 Legitimacy, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and dedication to customer service) All of these factors and more help to dictate the type, size, and level of work necessary to correctly 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. Due to the fact that every home’s heating and cooling system must be fully custom developed and installed, it is awfully difficult for reputable contractors like Finch Air Conditioning to provide a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site that can be found during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend broad ranges of the possible 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 could vary much more, contingent 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 usually fall into big (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 mentioned, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be likened to choosing 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 an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big variety of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist. Other home comfort options include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to ensure the system performs efficiently. Some choices can be purchased as a set, but quite a few of these items must be decided through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we offer. All of these options should be considered 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 insufficient for the home and its residents. To learn more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 281-407-9478 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".