New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Denver? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ a lot depending on many 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 occupants "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, style, and size of windows currently in place, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Type of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding atmosphere including average humidity, nearby 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 stability Legality, ability, and certification level of the employees installing the furnaces and air conditioners Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and commitment to customer service) All of these elements and more help to decide the type, size, and level of work necessary to properly 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 tough for good contractors like Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site that can be found during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can suggest large ranges of the possible 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 may vary much more, dependant 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 similar to vehicle classes. Systems usually fall into big (and sometimes inaccurate) ranges of "economy", "mid-level", and "premium". However, because every homeowner is distinct, 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 equated to selecting vehicle "Options." Home Comfort Options Home comfort Options include size and efficiency, as well as 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 necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a large 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 required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system works efficiently. Some choices can be purchased as a package, but quite a few of these items must be determined through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we provide. All of these options should be contemplated very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace can never 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 read more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your unique new system estimate, call 303-647-5853 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".