New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Kingston? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary a lot depending on many factors. These variables usually fall into a few categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's occupants (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, type, and size of windows you currently have, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Type of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and amount of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding setting including typical humidity, close-by 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 Legitimacy, ability, and certification level of the employees installing the heating and cooling systems Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and commitment to customer priorities) All of these factors and more help to decide the design, size, and level of work needed to correctly heat and cool a home, which normally 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. Because every home’s heating and cooling system must be fully custom developed and installed, it is very tough for good contractors like Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to provide 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, contingent 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 comparable to vehicle classes. Systems normally fall into big (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 prior factors mentioned, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be equated 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 concerns, or climate control issues that require 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 now available. Other home comfort options include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system works efficiently. Some options can be purchased as a bundle, but a lot of these choices must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we have. All of these options should be through through 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 residents. To learn more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 613-817-1591 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".