Air Conditioner Prices

New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Charlotte?

How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost varies quite a bit depending on many factors. These variables generally fall into a few categories:

  1. 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 happening inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine)

  2. Building and Environmental Factors:
    • The number, style, and size of windows you currently have, 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 environment including typical humidity, neighboring industries, available land, and codes required
    • Utilities desired or available; solar, geothermal, gas, electric, LP, oil

  3. Contractor Risk Factors:
    • Contractor licensing, insurance, bonding, and financial strength
    • Validity, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the heating and cooling systems
    • Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and commitment to customer priorities)

All of these aspects and more help to dictate the type, size, and level of work needed to properly heat and cool a home, which usually goes into the expense associated with the new system.

What Can You Expect to Pay?


ranch

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

new ac costs for a suburban home

Average Suburban Home
2000-3500 square feet
1-3 Story
$100-$500/month with approved financing, or $8,000 - $25,000

new ac price for a luxury home

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 totally custom developed and installed, it is very tough 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 suggest broad ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the approximate size of a home under 30 years old. Keep in mind however, even the price ranges above may 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 distinct, each new heating and cooling system is manually installed, and because of all the prior factors noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be likened to choosing vehicle "Options."

Home Comfort Options

new air conditioner pricingHome 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 issues, or climate control issues that require humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big selection 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 works efficiently. Some choices can be added as a set, but quite a few of these options must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we provide.

All of these options need to 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 occupants. To find out more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your unique new system estimate, call 704-464-4307 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".