New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Phoenix? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies quite a bit depending on many 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 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, type, and size of windows currently in place, 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 atmosphere including regular 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 strength Validity, ability, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and dedication to customer satisfaction) All of these elements and more help to determine the style, size, and level of work necessary 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 completely custom designed and installed, it is very tough for quality contractors like Bob Brown Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without investigating all the factors on-site that can be found during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can suggest wide ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the approximate size of a home less than 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above could 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 comparable to vehicle classes. Systems typically fall into big (and sometimes incorrect) 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 likened 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 important for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory concerns, or climate control issues that necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide variety of mobile and Wi-Fi options are out there. Other home comfort choices include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system operates efficiently. Some choices can be purchased as a bundle, but a lot of these items must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we offer. All of these options need to be contemplated very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace will 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 find out more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your unique new system estimate, call 623-243-4517 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".