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Getting the most value when you buy an air conditioning system


In today’s article, we’re going to educate you about air conditioning.

In particular, we’re talking about home heating and air conditioning systems prices. And we’re talking about value.

 And those can be two very different things.

“Good work ain’t cheap. Cheap work ain’t good.”
– Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins

Have truer words ever been spoken?

An air conditioning system is one of the biggest, most important investments in your home.

It will keep you warm through winter and cool in summer. It will make your home comfortable all year round.

When looking for a new home air conditioning system, it’s easy to fall into the trap of shopping on price. You’ll pay back the money you saved (and more) in maintenance, repairs, and even replacement.


Not all HVAC systems are created equal

Like anything else, ac installation range from very poor to very good quality – and everywhere in between.


It’s no surprise that higher-quality systems are much more efficient. But they also carry longer (and more reliable) warranties.


Take it from us – you do not want your cooling system breaking down in the middle of Summer!


Part of our service is to identify whether you should repair or replace your existing system. In some cases, your current unit may still provide you with great value. In others, you may be better off with a new system.


At Nice Heating & Air, our new air conditioning systems typically range in price between $4,000 and $9,000. Your price will depend on the brand, functions, type of installation, location, and the size of your home.


You’re not only paying for the work – you’re paying for peace of mind

When comparing home air conditioning prices, remember you’re buying much more than the equipment.

You’re also buying the training, experience, and skill of the technicians doing the installation. And for warranty, maintenance and service work down the road.


Good technicians do things by the book – with no exceptions.


Permits, insurance, licensing, training and after-sales service are all factored into the pricing. Any technician – in any industry – will tell you there’s always someone willing to do a job for a cheaper price and get you a great deal for a air conditioning.


Note that we didn’t say a better job – just a cheaper one.


At Nice Heating & Air, we don’t just offer the best brands. We also have in-house, highly-qualified, experienced field technicians.


Did you know that in Virginia, not all air conditioning contractors are Class A?

This poses a much higher risk to the quality (and reliability) of the installation.


Nice Heating & Cooling is an officially licensed Class A contractor, as well as a Virginia Master HVAC & Gas Fitter.


We take pride in our jobs, and this is reflected in why our customers speak so highly of our work.


Understanding the installation process

If you’re upgrading an existing air conditioning system, you should consider these factors:


  • What SEER rating (energy rating) is best for your home?
  • Do you need a communication system with your new HVAC?
  • Does your existing unit need to be relocated?
  • Do your existing lines or electrics need to be upgraded?
  • Does your existing ductwork need to be modified?
  • Should you look at a Heat Pump or a straight AC system?


To ensure everything is installed correctly, we offer a free home consultation.


We will assess your current system, and talk with you about your own requirements. We’ll compare our home air conditioning prices, finding a system that meets your needs and budget.

Talk with an expert about your air conditioning needs

If you’re looking to repair your current system, or completely replace it, we’re here to help.

Nice Heating & Air services all areas within Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Virginia, and Maryland.

Talk with our experienced team of accredited HVAC experts. You’ll receive professional advice and learn more about your heating and cooling options.


Together, we can make your home more comfortable than ever before.

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“Five stars--could not be happier!  Josh and Kyle were very professional, provided several options to improve performance of HVAC, no pressure or time constraints, worked efficiently, were able to explain in clear terms what they found, including when items were performing in fine fashion and nothing needed to be done.  Thanks for a happy camper”


“Service was outstanding from the time of arrival which you could track arrival time live on a website link they send you so you know when they will arrive. Technical knowledge was very high, quick and efficient Kyle and his partner both handled the install of a Sensi Predict as if it was a walk in the park. I highly recommend Kyle from Nice Heating & Air for all HVAC issues and for new installs, him and his team are an amazing company and will think of them first if any issues arise in the future for sure....”

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“Professional and polite. Excellent communication throughout the maintenance visit. Definitely recommend.”


“Rolando Medrano was very professional and followed the CDC protocol of 6 feet social distance and had a mask and put disposable shoe covers before entering the house. He made sure to address all of our issues and provided answers for all our questions. He came on time and called before he came to update on timing and his status! He was a great help!”

Mike Richardson.

“Highly recommend Nice Home Services for your HVAC needs. Have been member of their annual maintenance plan for three years now and been extremely pleased with their approach to business. They are professional, knowledgeable, and relatable. The service specialists take their time to fully diagnose the issue and explain the situation in a way that is easy to understand. Never had an instance where they try to push product and instead look for ways to recommend how to save you money. Need anything done on your home's HVAC, call the folks at Nice Home Services and know you're making the right choice.”

Zora G.

“Love , Love the NICE Heating & Air company for their kind & trustworthy technicians, their unbeatable price & overall knowledge they’ve amazed me every time with their fabulous job on my house, I’ll recommend them without hesitations, try this company you won’t regret for sure.”

Richard Nowinski.

“Dionte and his helper (Josh) did a superb job with the installation. The result is both functional and as cosmetically pleasing as the ideal water heater installation can be. They were VERY careful moving the old one out and the new one in so as to assure no damage was initiated neither to the heater nor to our dwelling. He explained his intended design prior to execution and executed it flawlessly. This was followed by a comprehensive explanation of the functional options available through the control panel and Ipad app. Cleanup at conclusion of the install was appropriate and comprehensive. This team represented both Nice Heating and Rheem VERY positively!”

Kimberly Mason.

“I had the pleasure of meeting another NICE Heating and Air Service Technician today, Mr. Jeremy Castellon. Jeremy, thank you again for addressing my questions and concerns regarding my gas fireplace. I appreciate your patience and knowledgeability about gas fireplaces. Jeremy was very professional and competent.”

Terence Lartey.

“The technician was very professional and took his time to explain the issue and how he will about to fix it. He also offered means to save by signing on their maintenance program. He was polite, careful to keep the carpet clean. I will recommend this company to friends and family.”

Roberta Massiah.

“Loves me some NICE Home Services! I’ve been part of their maintenance plan for almost 9 years now & they're great. Reliable, professional, & friendly; they take care of all my HVAC & gas fireplace needs m, including a spring & fall tuneup. Highly recommend!”

Barb N.

“I purchased my HVAC unit a year ago along with a Cozy Club maintenance plan. It's been running great and the customer service team is always quick to respond to questions. Today Rolando M. came by for the maintenance check and, as usual, he was neat, professional and maintained the COVID rules. He was also very nice, living up to the company name. I'm very happy with my experience with Nice.”

N. England.

“I can't speak highly enough of this company. I requested an appointment, and it was scheduled for the next day. The technician was polite, honest, and a pure delight to work with. He didn't try to overcharge or tell me to replace something I didn't need to. He made service recommendations that were in line with industry standard prices so I could make an informed decision as he went about his service visit. Would recommend and will be using them again in the future. ”

Lucas W.

“My technician arrived promptly at our appointed hour. He repaired a dirty and non-working gas fireplace. In addition, he found a small gas leak on our furnace line. Overall, exceptional service and quality work. I highly recommend their HVAC service.”

Rona G.

“Very impressive company! Nice responded to my call for a heating issue on very short notice. My tech, was right on time, extremely polite, and very hardworking. Customer service and satisfaction are clearly a priority.”

Kenny D.

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Lois S.

“Superb customer service. Before a service appointment, you receive a text message notification with photo of the tech that will be at your residence followed by a phone call. During a service appointment you'll updated and educated. If there is a concern, management will contact you promptly and follow up until issue resolved. Awesome and attentive team!!”