New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Cleveland? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ a lot depending on many factors. These variables normally fall into a couple categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's residents (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the residents "feel" comfortable (partiality to cooler or warmer temperatures) Hobbies and activities happening inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine) Building and Environmental Factors: The number, design, and size of windows currently in place, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Type 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 wanted or available; solar, geothermal, gas, electric, LP, oil Contractor Risk Factors: Contractor licensing, insurance, bonding, and financial strength Validity, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and devotion to customer service) All of these aspects and more help to dictate the design, size, and level of work necessary to properly heat and cool a home, which normally 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. Due to the fact that every home’s heating and cooling system must be completely custom developed and installed, it is awfully difficult for good contractors like Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without investigating all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend wide ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the basic size of a home less than 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above could 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 like vehicle classes. Systems usually fall into broad (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 noted, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be compared 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 problems, or climate control issues that need humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a large part of the home comfort puzzle, and a big variety 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 ensure the system performs efficiently. Some choices can be bought as a bundle, but many of these options must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we provide. All of these options need to be considered very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace will never 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 learn more or get your complimentary Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 440-252-1375 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".