New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Akron? 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 inhabitants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the residents "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 you currently have, 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, 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 Legitimacy, ability, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (availability and dedication to customer priorities) All of these factors and more help to dictate the design, size, and level of work required to correctly 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 difficult for good contractors like Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site that are uncovered during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can suggest large ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the approximate 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, depending on all the factors and circumstances of a specific home and homeowner. How HVAC Systems Are Priced by the Manufacturer (MSRP) Central heating and cooling systems are comparable to vehicle classes. Systems typically fall into large (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 noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be compared to choosing 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 important 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 an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide selection of mobile and Wi-Fi options are now available. Other home comfort possibilities include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system works efficiently. Some selections can be bought as a package, but many of these items must be decided through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we offer. All of these options must 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 learn more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 330-677-9965 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".