New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Naples? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies greatly depending on a host of factors. These variables usually fall into a couple categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's inhabitants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the inhabitants "feel" comfortable (partiality 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 present, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and amount of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding setting including regular humidity, close-by 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 equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and dedication to customer priorities) All of these aspects and more help to dictate the design, size, and level of work needed to correctly heat and cool a home, which typically 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 developed and installed, it is quite difficult for good contractors like Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide large ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the general size of a home that isn’t yet 30 years old. Keep in mind however, 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 misleading) 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 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 essential for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory issues, or climate control issues that necessitate 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 out there. Other home comfort choices include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system operates efficiently. Some selections can be bought as a bundle, but many of these items must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we offer. 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 inadequate for the home and its residents. To learn more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 239-643-3000 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".