Whether you’re bracing for this summer’s guaranteed heat and humidity here on the North Shore, simply trying to figure out how best to spend that tax return you recently received, or budgeting to save a rainy day fund for that day your home’s aging central AC system falls on its last leg, you may be curious about the cost of replacing your home’s central AC system.
The answer – when it comes to providing you with a quality central AC system that will cool your home to your desired temperature, there’s no one-size-fits-all price.
Every home is different – even two homes in a subdivision of the same floorplan on the same block – and our AC installation experts know from years of experience that a variety of elements factor into determining the cost of replacing your home’s AC system.
- 1. Your Home’s Size and Floor Plan Greatly Impacts Your AC System Needs
The first reason we can’t give you a “sight unseen” quote for a new central AC system is that our AC installation specialists first need to inspect your home to determine its square footage and floor plan.
Obviously, the larger the home, the greater your central AC needs. But other factors, such as whether or not your home has an open or closed floor plan, and whether or not you live in a single story or two story home, also affect the end price for a new central AC system installation.
In some cases, the best way to get yourself a quality system at the lowest cost is to install an AC system along with a mini-split heat pump – which transfers hot air in and out of your home – in an upstairs room that that is notorious for getting warmer than the rest of your home’s air conditioned temperature.
Without first coming to your home to inspect it, we can’t provide a properly quoted free estimate.
- 2. A Well Insulated Home Could Help You Save Big on Central AC System Costs
A second factor that our AC system installers will factor in when providing you with a free estimate on a new central AC system is the insulation status of your home.
Do you live in an older North Shore home that’s drafty or hasn’t been insulated in quite some time? If so, your new central AC system costs will be higher. However, a home that is well insulated will require a less powerful system, thus reducing your price.
This is why you may pay one price for an AC system, while your neighbor down the street with the same home floor plan pays another. Every house is unique.
The Status of Your Home’s Ductwork Needs to be Evaluated When We Provide a Quote for a New Central AC System
Behind every air vent in your house that blows cool air into your home is a maze of ductwork that delivers and distributes that ever-so-desired cool air. And the age and status of your ductwork matters when it comes to pricing a new central AC system.
In fact, it’s so important that the number one central AC system manufacturer that we install, Trane, recommends that you consider replacing your ductwork when you have your new central AC system installed, too.
We’re Your Partner in Determining Your Home’s Central AC System Needs
Whether you need to replace your central AC system yesterday, or you just want to get a ballpark figure so you can stash away some cash for that eventual home repair item, we’re happy to provide you with a free estimate based on current market prices.
We’re also available to help walk you through the price considerations we’ve mentioned in this blog post if you have any questions about them.
To get the ball rolling on getting a free estimate, give us a call today at (985) 892-7071.