New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Waldorf? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary greatly depending on many factors. These variables normally fall into a few categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's occupants (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, style, and size of windows present, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment including typical 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 strength Validity, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the heating and cooling systems Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and commitment to customer satisfaction) All of these elements and more help to dictate the type, size, and level of work necessary to correctly heat and cool a home, which usually goes into the cost 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. Since every home’s heating and cooling system must be completely custom designed and installed, it is awfully tough for good contractors like A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to give a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend wide ranges of the possible HVAC system price based on the approximate size of a home less than 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above may 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 normally fall into big (and sometimes inaccurate) 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 mentioned, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be likened to picking 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 imperative for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory problems, or climate control issues that necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a large choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options are now available. Other home comfort possibilities include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system performs efficiently. Some selections can be added as a bundle, but quite a few of these items must be decided through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a courtesy service we offer. All of these options need to 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 read more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 301-747-3140 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".