New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Calgary? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ greatly depending on a host of factors. These variables generally fall into three categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's occupants (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the inhabitants "feel" comfortable (liking to cooler or warmer temperatures) Hobbies and activities occurring inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine) Building and Environmental Factors: The number, type, and size of windows you currently have, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Style of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and quantity of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding atmosphere including average humidity, neighboring 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 stability Legitimacy, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and commitment to customer priorities) All of these elements and more help to determine the type, size, and level of work required to properly heat and cool a home, which usually goes into the price 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. Because every home’s heating and cooling system must be totally custom developed and installed, it is very difficult for quality contractors like A1 Chesney Service Experts to provide a specific estimate without knowing all the factors on-site that are uncovered during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can provide wide ranges of the potential HVAC system price based on the general size of a home that isn’t yet 30 years old. Keep in mind however, 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 large (and sometimes inaccurate) ranges of "economy", "mid-level", and "premium". However, because every homeowner is different, 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 selecting vehicle "Options." Home Comfort Options Home comfort Options include size and efficiency, in addition to air quality control, such as the efficiency of air cleaners and air filters. Air quality control systems are important for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory issues, or climate control issues that need humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also an important part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide choice of mobile and Wi-Fi options are out there. Other home comfort choices include adding the recommended amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to ensure the system performs efficiently. Some choices can be added as a set, but quite a few of these items must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we offer. All of these options should be considered 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 deficient for the home and its inhabitants. To learn more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 587-315-5271 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".