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2024 Heating & Air Conditioning System Costs:

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Discover the affordability of a new HVAC system with our user-friendly online calculator. Get a Free, no-obligation estimate for the replacement and installation of a new heating & cooling system. Just answer a few questions about your home, and within seconds, receive a quote for various options including air conditioner units, heat pumps, split systems, and more! Avoid waiting for callbacks—receive instant pricing quotes for a new HVAC system right at your fingertips.

Here's How our AC Cost Calculator Works:

  • Input Your Home Details:: Begin by providing some basic information about your home and cooling preferences. We'll ask about square footage, existing system details (if any), preferred energy efficiency, and more.
  • Instant Assessment Quote: In less than a minute, our intuitive calculator will process your inputs and generate a comprehensive estimate. No waiting around for callbacks or hidden fees—just straightforward pricing insights right at your fingertips.
  • Customized HVAC Options: Explore a range of AC system options suited to your requirements. Whether you're interested in traditional central air, energy-efficient ductless mini-splits, or cutting-edge heat pump technology, we've got you covered.
  • No Strings Attached: Worried about commitment? Don't be! Our estimates are entirely free and come with no obligation to purchase. We believe in empowering you to make informed decisions about your home comfort without pressure or hassle.

Why Locals Choose Us For HVAC Installation Services:

  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We use the most advanced equiptment in the industry.
  • Worry-Free Pricing: No suprise charges, ever.
  • Comprehensive Service: We install & repair all cooling system makes and models.
  • Peace of Mind Warranty: Backed by our comprehensive warranty.
  • Top-Quality: Our Installations & Repairs are executed to the highest standards.
  • Dependable: Trusted for over 97 years in the community.
  • Customer Focused: Work at the customer’s convenience.
  • Expert HVAC Technicians: Highly trained, certified, licensed, and insured team.
  • Financing Options: Great financing options available.
  • Online Estimates: Get free, no obligation quotes for HVAC system installations in 30 seconds.

Heating & Air Conditioning System Services We Provide:

Heating & Air Conditioning Repair, Service & Installation Company

GSM Services sets itself apart with superior customer service, reliability, and quality of work for over 97 years! Licensed, insured home service and HVAC contractor that offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We build life-long relationships with our customers by building trust and always doing the right thing. We are more than just a heating & air conditioning company. At GSM Services, we offer many services that help homeowners improve the comfort, energy efficiency, and air quality in their home. Call us at (704) 864-0344 or fill out our contact form today!

How Much Does a Heating & AC System Installation Cost?

In 2024, the complete installation of an HVAC system will typically averages between $10,000 and $15,000. This price range covers all necessary equipment, installation, permits, inspections, labor, electrical work, and basic accessories like thermostats. Key factors affecting the cost include the size of the home, the location of the equipment (such as in the attic, crawlspace, or mechanical room), the age of the home, and the type of fuel the system uses.

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Potential System Enhancements & Accessories:

  • Higher Efficiency Model Air Conditioners
  • Higher Efficiency Model Heating Systems
  • Programmable Model Thermostats
  • Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostats
  • Air Purification Systems
  • Upgraded Filtering Systems
  • Humidification Systems
  • Dehumidification Systems
  • Extended Warranties
  • Annual Planned Maintenance
  • Duct Sealing/Insulating
  • Home Air Sealing/Insulation
  • Low-Level CO Monitors
  • Duct/Dryer Vent Cleaning
  • Complete New Ductwork
  • Fresh Air Ventilation
  • Crawlspace Improvements
  • Attic Improvements
  • Water/Humidity Sensors
  • Filter Delivery Service
  • Zoning Control Systems
  • Home/System Surge Protector

A Basic HVAC System Installation generally already includes the following items:

  • Air Conditioner or Heat Pump
  • Refrigerant Piping
  • Furnace or Air Handler
  • Gas Piping (if fuel type heating)
  • Thermostat
  • Basic Duct Modifications
  • Base 1 Year Warranty
  • Base Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Permit/Local Jurisdiction/Inspection
  • HVAC Electrical Needed for System

Most basic Heating & AC system installations do not include the items listed under “system enhancements & accessories” but all of them can enhance the performance of the system and help maximize the comfort, energy efficiency, convenience, air quality and overall indoor environment within your home. This is why we like to have a comfort advisor come to your home do a full evaluation and talk to you about your options, concerns and what is important to you. It is important to find a system that is in your budget and also solves any comfort issues that you may have in your home. Schedule your FREE evaluation now & get a FREE, no obligation quote – you have nothing to lose!

Another issue that is not talked about often is the difference in contractors in the HVAC industry. This leads to questions that a consumer should ask to help them decide the type of provider they want to work with and what is most important to them. Ultimately, the contractor is the most important variable, not the brand or type of equipment purchased. What is most important to you? Warranty? How long the company has been in business? How many technicians do they have? Are they available after normal business hours and on weekends? What type of training and certifications to their technicians have? How many systems have they put in? Do you know anyone that has used them? How are their online reviews? Do they perform background checks and drug testing on their team members? Do they show up in uniforms in clearly marked vehicles? Are they involved in the local community? Are you comfortable with the office staff, technicians and sales people? Were they easy to get in touch with? Did they take the time to explain to you what they were doing, and did they really look at the existing system and evaluate the home? Was the ductwork evaluated? What type of filtration or air purification system was discussed or reviewed? Do they have proper insurance and licenses? Are they getting a permit to perform the work? These questions could go on and on.

All these questions can be important when evaluating what is best for you personally and your home. We like to compare new systems to good recipes such as apple pie. Most of the time you hear that you want to compare apples to apples but in the contracting world, it’s not that easy. A better comparison would be comparing apple pie to apple pie. Some of the ingredients may be the same but the finished product is most likely not the same. This is false when making a decision about having a new comfort system installed. Ultimately, the most important factor is your personal comfort level with the company that is going to install the new system. This is much more important than the brand or type system to be installed.


Air Conditioning Installation Experts

We are your local specialists for HVAC replacements and AC installations across Gastonia, Belmont, Charlotte, Fort Mill, and nearby areas. Choosing the right system involves selecting from various types and models. Our comfort advisors are here to assist you in finding the perfect heating and air conditioning system for your home, explaining all the available options. Receive an instant custom quote to replace your HVAC system directly on our website. Alternatively, you can call us to arrange a no-cost, comprehensive home evaluation, providing you with a precise quote for your HVAC system replacement.

Important Things To Know Before You Replace Your Central HVAC System:

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Installing a new heating and cooling system requires a tailored approach for each home to ensure the best return on investment and optimal comfort and energy efficiency. Before your contractor presents an investment proposal, several important questions need to be addressed to customize the solution effectively.

  • Is the unit sized properly?
  • What is the best efficiency model for my application?
  • Is the ductwork in good condition?
  • Is it better to repair it now and wait?

The Whole House Matters: Each part of your home affects the way your heating/cooling unit works. Some examples include: the duct system, envelope, attic, crawl space, and living space. The entirety of the home needs to be analyzed to choose the best solution for your new heating & cooling system.

  • Are the any areas where the home is leaking air?
  • Are there hot or cold spots?
  • Does the home, attic, or crawl space need more insulation?
  • Are your energy bills excessively high?

A Whole Home Comfort & Energy Audit is required to see if any of the above problems are present. A blower door and smoke test, an infrared scan of the ductwork and home envelope are included in this evaluation. These results yield information that will help you make the most informed decision where home comfort, energy efficiency, and heating/cooling are concerned.

There are Always Choices: In certain situations you may simply need an upgrade, a repair, or a tune up rather than replacing the unit. One of the most important questions you need to ask when going through this process is: What are we trying to accomplish? You always have a choice regarding your heating/cooling system.

Bigger is Not Better: In the HVAC industry, bigger does not necessarily mean better. Accurately determining the right capacity for your home's heating system is crucial and requires a thorough evaluation. An oversized heating system can compromise comfort, increase energy consumption, and shorten the system's lifespan, ultimately leading to unnecessary costs. To properly size a heating & air conditioning system, a detailed analysis must be conducted, considering factors such as the size of your home, the unit's location, the condition of the ductwork, the age of the home, and the number of residents. Without this critical analysis, it's impossible to guarantee that the heating/cooling system will be appropriately sized for your home.

Efficiency Ratings: Efficiency ratings are important for heating and cooling systems, but the primary goal is to maintain comfort in your home throughout the year. The industry often focuses on these ratings, and while every manufacturer offers high-efficiency systems, factors like ductwork, home insulation, and air leaks often have a more significant impact on energy costs and comfort. Moreover, the quality of system installation, proper airflow, and regular maintenance affect the system's lifespan and efficiency more than the equipment's efficiency rating itself. The system components are assembled at your home, meaning the choice of installation company can greatly influence the system’s performance and your overall satisfaction.

HVAC System Brands: Brands vary in quality, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should pay more just to cover a big brand's marketing costs. Today, most equipment is made to high standards. The key to a successful heating/cooling system installation lies more in the skill of the installer and the quality of the installation rather than the brand itself. While there may be specific cases where one brand has an advantage, generally, there's little difference in quality and efficiency among brands. Be wary of companies or contractors who claim their brand is the absolute "best."

How to Choose an HVAC Company: Choosing the right company to install your new heating & cooling system can be challenging. Often, you find yourself unable to make direct comparisons between seemingly similar proposals. Just as many ingredients are needed to bake a great apple pie, numerous 'ingredients' are also necessary for a professional heating & AC system installation. The process should begin with a thorough evaluation of your home by a certified Home Comfort & Energy Advisor. This inspection should cover factors that influence your comfort, energy efficiency, health, and safety. These items are listed below:

  1. Evaluation of your heating & air conditioning system and equipment
  2. Measurements of your home
  3. Evaluation of the air distribution center (the duct system)
  4. Performing a load-calculation analysis (correct sizing for your new hvac system)
  5. Inspection and evaluation of the insulation in the house
  6. Inspection of the crawlspace (if applicable) and attic
  7. Checking for mold & air quality issues
  8. Questionnaire survey about your personal concerns and goals related to the comfort and efficiency of your home

Your heating/cooling system is just one of the components in an intricate network that make up the entire “house-as-a-system.” Every action or change has a reaction, and can sometimes lead to unintended consequences. Your home’s performance is no different. Taking the time to do research upfront is an important factor to ensure you’re making the smart investment into energy savings, and better comfort. If nothing else is considered within the house other than the HVAC equipment, the long-term energy efficiency and comfort of the home may not be maximized.

You can finance your New HVAC System for a low monthly payment and also save money on your power bill. One of the most beneficial things about getting comfort and energy efficiency upgrades added to your home is that you can save you money. If you feel that your heating or electric bills are too high, upgrades such as a new heating & cooling system, Home Air Sealing, Insulation Upgrades, and Air Duct Cleaning & Duct System Repairs, and Crawl Space Repairs, can greatly reduce the amount of money you’re sending to the utility companies each month. In fact, at GSM Services we have seen homes where the energy usage decreases by as much as 60%-70%! This result may not be typical of every home, but we do guarantee a 20% reduction if all the recommended work is done after a Whole Home Energy Audit is performed.

An even greater perk of this type of work is that the overall comfort level in a home is almost always improved at the same time the energy usage is reduced. You’re going to spend money either way, but the choice of whether you’re going to send it to the utility company (and still have comfort problems) each month, or invest the money in improving your home, is yours. In some situations, we have found that customers have Financed The Home Upgrades, and the monthly savings has completely offset or almost offset the monthly investment amount for the work!

Now What? Installing a new heating & air conditioning system in your home is a big investment, one that will affect your utility and comfort bills for years to come! If there are any oversights, you cannot just trade it in like you can with a car. You’re stuck with it or left paying extra money to fix the situation. What if you’re not happy with something? What routine maintenance needs to be performed? How do you obtain “warranty service” if needed? How will your service provider support you in the short and long term? When choosing someone to install this system in your home, make sure you have a true “Professional Service Company” and not a “fly-by-night installer” who disappears once the installation is complete. Schedule with us now to get a FREE Quote to replace your Air Conditioning system.