It is important to understand that purchasing a new air conditioner or heat pump is not like purchasing a car or even purchasing another appliance in your home (like your oven or refrigerator). When you install a new HVAC system, it requires a lot more work than just unhooking the old one and hooking up the new one in its place. Most of the time, a new air conditioning and heating system installation also requires a new slab, new ductwork, and updated electrical components. Additionally, if the homeowner is experiencing indoor air quality issues, we may recommend the homeowner include new high-end filtration systems with their new air conditioner or heat pump to alleviate their allergies or other concerns.
Additionally, there are many different types of air conditioning and heating systems available on the market. Not only are there dozens of manufacturers, but each manufacturer has many different models of systems they create. Each type of air conditioning system has different pros, cons, features, and sizes. For this reason, we send a Comfort Advisor to your home to complete a free, no-obligation evaluation. Your Comfort Advisor will be able to provide you with a few options of systems that will work best to cool and heat your home to your requirements. While at your home, they take into consideration the square-footage of your home, the number, size, age, and direction of the windows, the insulation value, your south/west exposure, and more in order to ensure the recommended system(s) have enough cooling capacity. This process usually takes about 2 hours from beginning to end.
On average, the price of a new air conditioning and heating system for a residential home can range from $4,500 to $15,000 depending on the factors we mentioned above. If you live in a manufactured home, the pricing can range from $4,000 to $8,500. According to the 2010 US Census, the average home built in the southern region of the USA was about 2,393 sq-ft. If we used this as our benchmark, we can estimate that a new air conditioning and heating system for this size of home would be about 3.5 ton. Air conditioning systems of this size can range from about $5,500 to $8,000, just to give you an idea. Keep in mind, this does not take into account the direction the home is facing, the sun exposure, the number of people in the home, their preferred thermostat settings, the available space/location of the air handler/condenser, etc. All of these details are crucial to know when determining the true cost of a new air conditioning and heating system.
As you can see, this is why it is so important to have a free estimate from one of our Comfort Advisors. Our team of professionals are fully-trained, passionate, industry experts who desire to fulfill our mission: “To comfort all in such a way that they are compelled to tell others about their experience and it honors the Great Comforter, Jesus Christ.” When you meet them at your home, you can be confident that they will provide you with the best options for your specific home, family, and needs.