New HVAC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner and Furnace Cost in San Antonio? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can differ quite a bit depending on many factors. These variables generally fall into a few 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 taking place 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 level of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding environment including average humidity, neighboring industries, available land, and codes required Utilities desired or available; solar, geothermal, gas, electric, LP, oil Contractor Risk Factors: Contractor licensing, insurance, bonding, and financial strength Legitimacy, skill, and certification level of the employees installing the heating and cooling systems Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (accessibility and devotion to customer service) All of these elements and more help to dictate the type, size, and level of work necessary to correctly heat and cool a home, which usually goes into the cost of the new system. What Can You Expect to Pay for a Total HVAC System? Ranch or Smaller Residence Up to 2000 square feet 1 or 1.5 Story $40 - $250 per month with approved financing Average Suburban Home 2000-3500 square feet 1-3 Story $100 - $500 per month with approved financing Luxury Home 3500+ square feet Various levels or highly custom< $250+ per month with approved financing Take AdvantageTo provide our customers with high-quality equipment and service at competitive rates, we started the Advantage Program, which is a worry-free program that provides HVAC equipment with a full coverage repair and maintenance plan starting at only $99 per month*! Learn More *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 totally custom developed and installed, it is quite hard for good contractors like Aramendia to provide a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site through an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can suggest large ranges of the probable HVAC system price based on the approximate size of a home less than 30 years old. Remember, even the price ranges above can vary much more, contingent 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 comparable to vehicle classes. Systems normally fall into large (and sometimes misleading) 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 we discussed, 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, and also include air quality control, such as the efficiency of air cleaners and air filters. Air quality control systems are essential for homeowners with infants and children, people in the home with allergy or respiratory problems, or climate control issues that require humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a big part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide selection of mobile and Wi-Fi options now exist. Other home comfort possibilities include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to make sure the system works efficiently. Some selections can be added as a bundle, but quite a few of these choices must be determined through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a free service we offer. All of these options must be through through 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 residents. To find out more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your customized new system estimate, call 210-404-4233 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".