Arthur Rutenberg Homes of Clearwater, Fla., offers the following HVAC components to buyers of its luxury homes, which average $500,000, excluding the price of the lot.

HVAC standards:

  • Carrier 12-SEER heat pump with Puron refrigerant
  • Carrier programmable thermostat
  • White aluminum adjustable registers
  • White aluminum stationary return air grills
  • Nutone LS Series exhaust fans
  • Most common options:

  • 14-SEER upgrade: $5,000 to $10,000, depending on size and number of systems
  • Variable-speed air handling unit: $1,000 to $2,800
  • Zoning of system(s): $3,000 to $5,000
  • Electrostatic air cleaners: $400 to $800