How Much Does a New Central AC System Cost? – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
Discounts and Rebates
- $1,500 OFF with a high-efficiency air conditioner and furnace combo package.
- Up to $1,575 rebates from Carrier, Xcel and CenterPoint.
- Up to $500 Tax Credit by December 31, 2016.
Throughout the Twin Cities metro area, homeowners take the comfort of their homes seriously. That’s why most homes in the area have central air conditioning systems that work in conjunction with their furnaces to keep their families comfortable all year. As the area’s leading residential heating and AC company, we’re busy every year installing or replacing central AC units throughout the seven counties that surround Minneapolis and St. Paul. When people call us for a free consultation, one of the first questions they ask our representatives is “How much is this going to cost?” Answering that important question is one of the reasons we’re there. Many factors go into the total cost of every unit we install. Below, you’ll discover what affects our price quotes and how you can maximize your savings.
The Brand of Equipment You Select Is a Major Cost Factor
There are several manufacturers and each company typically makes and markets several brand names. Some brands, like Carrier, Lennox, Goodman, Trane and Bryant, are household words due to extensive advertising. Other brands, like Daikin, Payne, Rheem, Ruud and Tempstar are less well known, but may be manufactured by the same companies that make other brands. Prices vary widely from brand to brand for models with similar features, warranties and other specifications. As a full-service HVAC dealer, we can supply and install equipment of any brand. In our consultations, we’ll give you price quotes on more than one company’s models to give you choices to compare. We’ll give you objective information on these units and let you make your own choice.
Selecting a Specific Model Also Affects How Much You Pay
Every manufacturer offers a wide range of models. You’ll find top-of-the-line products, middle range units, and low-priced systems. Each line of products offers different features, warranties, sound levels and other differences. Making the right choice can be complicated. We’ll be happy to give you information on all models available, point out their features and give you price information to help you with your decision. In today’s competitive marketplace, all of those models will provide you with excellent service. You can control your cost by choosing the system that best matches your desired features at a price that meets your budget restrictions. We never pressure you to buy a certain brand.
Energy Efficiency Ratings Are Related to Initial Price and Long-Term Costs
Every central AC unit has an efficiency rating, identified by a SEER number. The higher that number is, the more efficient the system will be. These SEER ratings range from 13 to 21 or even higher. In general, the higher the SEER rating, the more you’ll pay for a specific model, but the less you’ll pay in energy bills every month the AC unit runs. We’ll be happy to help you compare operating cost estimates for individual models. We can also help you compare total cost over time for a range of units. If initial cost is the most important factor for you, choosing a less efficient model may be your best choice. However, selecting a unit with a higher SEER rating can give you better value over the lifetime of your unit, more than compensating for higher initial pricing. Available energy company rebates and tax credits for high-efficiency models can also save money. We’ll give you the information and let you make the choice that’s right for you.
Capacity Matters When Considering the Costs
Every central AC model is available in multiple capacities. As you’d expect, air conditioners with higher cooling capacities cost more than those with lower capacities. What’s important is choosing a specific model that matches your home’s requirements and Minnesota’s weather conditions. If the capacity is too low, it might run almost constantly, increasing operating costs and possibly not providing adequate comfort. An air conditioner that is oversized, though, will cycle on and off too often and can’t maintain the even temperatures you want, while costing more to buy. One of the most important jobs our home comfort consultants do is to help you choose a system that has exactly the right capacity for your home.
Installation Adds to the Total Price
Whatever brand or model you choose, installing it will require approximately the same amount of time. Since installation costs depend on how long the job takes, you can expect roughly the same installation price to appear on the estimates we give you for different options. The other factors listed above will affect your total cost much more. Our experienced and highly trained technicians will install your new system efficiently and properly, helping us to keep installation costs as low as possible for every job. We welcome you to compare our total price estimates for identical systems with other dealers.
As the leading residential heating and air conditioning dealer in the Twin Cities metro area, we provide outstanding service and free consultations throughout the region. You’ll see our vans in every city and community in the area. Based in Minneapolis, we’re your local HVAC contractor wherever you make your home. From Anoka, Afton, Arden Hills and Apple Valley to Vermillion, Wayzata, Vadnais Heights, Waconia and Woodbury, our technicians are on the job, installing and repairing home heating and AC systems. You’ll see us, too, in smaller communities, from Bethel, Lexington, New Prague and Grant to Lilydale, Mendota Heights, Orono, North Oaks and St. Anthony. We provide full service to larger suburbs, too, from Burnsville, Eagan, Bloomington, Lakeville and Hopkins to Plymouth, Maplewood, Woodbury, Coon Rapids and Fridley, along with every other city in our wide service area.
Highly Rated Residential Heating and AC Dealer – Twin Cities, MN
For all of your heating, cooling and home comfort needs, one call to us brings our expertise to your home. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation and price quote. Our representative will show you all of your options, help you compare costs and give you accurate, objective information on all brands of central air conditioning systems. We’ll answer every question you have and work with you to find the exact unit that best matches your home’s needs and your budget. Then, if you choose us, we’ll install your new system quickly and to manufacturer’s specifications. We’ll be there for you, too, throughout its lifetime, ready to provide all service and repair needs. Since 1991, we’ve been helping Minnesotans with all of their home comfort needs. Count on us for outstanding low prices and the very best in service.