New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Shreveport? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary a lot depending on a host of factors. These variables usually fall into a couple categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's residents (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the occupants "feel" comfortable (liking 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 quantity of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment 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 Legality, ability, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (availability and commitment to customer priorities) All of these elements and more help to decide the type, size, and level of work necessary to properly heat and cool a home, which typically 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. Since every home’s heating and cooling system must be completely custom designed and installed, it is very tough for good contractors like Service Experts to give a specific estimate without knowing 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 general size of a home that isn’t yet 30 years old. Keep in mind however, even the price ranges above may 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 different, each new heating and cooling system is manually installed, and because of all the earlier factors we discussed, the process and ultimate pricing of a heating and cooling system could be compared to picking vehicle "Options." Home Comfort Options Home comfort Options include size and efficiency, and also include 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 necessitate humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a large variety of mobile and Wi-Fi options are out there. Other home comfort options include adding the required amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system operates efficiently. Some choices can be purchased as a package, but quite a few of these options must be decided through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we have. All of these options must 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 inadequate for the home and its occupants. To learn more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 318-588-8163 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".