Sooner or later, there comes a time for us all when we must consider replacing our existing HVAC system. Perhaps your system has stopped working completely or has been performing more poorly than it has in the past. Whatever the issue may be, there is no doubt that the first thing that comes to one’s mind when faced with replacing a HVAC system is: how much is this going to cost me?
To start, HVAC replacement costs can vary and there is no ‘one price fits all’. However, one factor affecting the cost of HVAC replacement is the size of the house. In short, a larger house will take a larger unit to heat and cool it. The size of the HVAC unit needed to cool your home, as well as the brand/type of unit, will determine the price for the actual unit. Another factor that determines cost of HVAC replacement is whether or not your home is in need of new ductwork. HVAC systems can be replaced without installing new ductwork and a technician will be able to recommend whether or not your system is in need of such updates. More often than not older ductwork needs to be replaced, but the choice is ultimately always up to the customer. Installing new ductwork is a time-consuming and laborious job and the cost often ranges from $2000-$3000. These numbers may seem overwhelming at first, but if your home is in need of a new duct system, the price is well worth it. Ensuring you have a well-working, leak-free duct system is key to having prime heating and cooling throughout your home as well as energy efficiency. The less effectively your home is being heated and cooled, the more energy your system will use to try to heat and cool it. This can significantly affect your electricity bill and, in turn, your wallet.
An average price for HVAC replacement, including ductwork, can range from roughly $6,000-$13,000 (varying depending on the factors previously mentioned). This general price range lowers if ductwork is not included and rises with special additional features, such as zoning systems. Zoning systems allow you to heat and cool specific rooms in your home when you want to, giving you complete control of your heating/cooling system. These types of systems can cost a bit more initially, but can save you a lot of money in the long run by only heating and cooling the spaces in your home you choose instead of heating and cooling the entire house. You can learn more about the workings and advantages of HVAC zoning systems in this article. When it comes down to it, the long-term benefits of a new heating and cooling system far outweigh the costs. You save money and you can rest knowing you have a dependable system to keep your home comfortable through harsh temperatures.
We here at ABA Heating and Cooling know that the decision to replace your HVAC system, which company to have it replaced by, and how much to spend when replacing it can be extremely stressful, but we are here to help! We also provide financing for your HVAC needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!