New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Ocala? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies greatly depending on many factors. These variables normally fall into a few 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 present, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Style of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and amount of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding setting including average humidity, nearby industries, available land, and codes required Utilities required or available; solar, geothermal, gas, electric, LP, oil Contractor Risk Factors: Contractor licensing, insurance, bonding, and financial constancy Legitimacy, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the heating and cooling systems Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and dedication to customer service) All of these factors and more help to determine the design, size, and level of work required 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. Since every home’s heating and cooling system must be totally custom created and installed, it is very difficult for good contractors like Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide broad ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the basic size of a home under 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above can vary much more, depending 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 typically fall into broad (and sometimes incorrect) 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 earlier 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, 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 problems, or climate control issues that need humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide variety of mobile and Wi-Fi options are now available. Other home comfort possibilities include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system performs efficiently. Some choices can be added as a package, 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 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 insufficient for the home and its residents. To read more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 352-732-7320 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".