Picture this: There’s only one week before Christmas, and it’s freezing outside. You’ve been running around all day trying to get your gifts and other supplies, but you’re ready to get home and turn up the heat.
Once you get home and try to increase the temperature, you hear a weird sound and your HVAC system powering down. That can’t be good.
What are you going to do without heat? Not only that, but your system controls all the central air in your home. So what now?
It looks like it’s time for a new HVAC system. Do you know how much it costs? If not, find out more in our guide below.
How Much Does a New HVAC System Cost?
On average, a new HVAC system can cost anywhere between $4,800 to $9,500, which includes both a new A/C unit and a gas furnace. If you install your new HVAC with ductwork, it will cost between $6,500 – $12,000.
Prices will vary depending on:
- The size of your house
- Efficiency rating of your new system
- Ductwork length
- Labor expenses
Unfortunately, prices are a bit steep when it comes to replacing your HVAC system, which is why maintenance is essential.
Installation Times For a New HVAC System
Your HVAC system has various parts, which include both indoor and outdoor components. So depending on your issue, each will have different installation times and costs.
Change Out HVAC Installation
If you’re changing out your HVAC system without ductwork, it will take about one day. However, when you’re getting your components changed, plenty of HVAC companies will look at your ductwork too.
The majority of HVAC system replacements will require ductwork changes too. But contractors will push those changes out because they are time-consuming jobs. The average cost will be about $4,800 to $9,500.
Installation With Ductwork
Installing your new HVAC system with ductwork will take roughly three to five days, depending on the size of your system. It will cost somewhere around $6,500 – $12,000.
Having new ductwork work helps provide cleaner air for your home because no dust or harmful bacteria has accumulated on your filters. It will also help reduce your energy bills since your system isn’t working harder to filter air.
HVAC Installation With Add-Ons
If you want to take full advantage when replacing your HVAC system, you can add on additional features such as:
- UV lighting
- Variable-speed fan
- Whole-house humidifier
However, these installations will cost anywhere between $12,000 – $16,000. They will also take about five to seven days to complete. Adding a zoning system to your HVAC will cost you an additional $2,000 – $3,500.
Now You Know HVAC Installation Costs
As you can see, installing a new HVAC system isn’t cheap. Depending on your unit’s condition, you may have to replace certain parts or the entire system. Either way, installing a new system will be beneficial for you in the long run.
If you want to learn more about HVAC systems and maintenance tips, check out our other blogs.