New AC Installations: What Does a New Air Conditioner Cost in Pierre? How much a new air conditioning, heating, or air filtration system will cost can vary greatly depending on many factors. These variables generally fall into a few categories: Lifestyle Factors: The health conditions of the home's residents (allergies, respiratory issues, and sensitivity to surroundings) How the occupants "feel" comfortable (partiality to cooler or warmer temperatures) Hobbies and activities occurring inside the house (musical instruments, crafts, wine) Building and Environmental Factors: The number, design, and size of windows you currently have, the direction the home faces, and age of the home Design of building, roofing, siding, ductwork, and level of insulation present Geographic climate, lot size, city regulations and surrounding atmosphere including typical humidity, close-by 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, expertise, and certification level of the employees installing the equipment Satisfaction Guarantees and service level (obtainability and dedication to customer satisfaction) All of these aspects and more help to decide the type, size, and level of work required to correctly heat and cool a home, which normally 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. Due to the fact that every home’s heating and cooling system must be completely custom designed and installed, it is very hard for quality contractors like Peitz Service Experts to offer a specific estimate without understanding all the factors on-site that are uncovered during an in-home comfort analysis. However, we can recommend large ranges of the possible HVAC system price based on the approximate 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 specific 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 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 earlier factors mentioned, 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, in addition to 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 need humidification controls. Thermostat controls are also a large part of the home comfort puzzle, and a wide selection of mobile and Wi-Fi options are now available. Other home comfort options include adding the necessary amount of insulation or redesigning, correcting, and cleaning ductwork to be sure the system operates efficiently. Some choices can be added as a set, but many of these choices must be figured out through a complete Home Comfort Analysis, which is a complimentary service we offer. All of these options need to be considered very carefully, since the best air conditioner or furnace can’t correctly control the comfort of the home if the duct work, attic insulation, or air filter is insufficient for the home and its occupants. To read more or get your no-obligation Home Comfort Analysis, which includes your individualized new system estimate, call 605-223-0307 now, or download our free eBook "Home Heating and Air Conditioning for Dummies".