If your HVAC unit is acting up or keeps breaking down, then it may be time to consider installing a new one. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are the foundation for controlling the temperature and air quality for both residential and commercial properties. When shopping the market for a new HVAC system, there are a few factors to consider when estimating the total cost. Keep reading to learn more about HVAC systems and what to expect.
Estimating the Costs
There are many factors that can affect the total cost when it comes to installing a new HVAC system. The first cost you should consider is the price of the unit. There are many different types of units, that range in size and efficiency. The more advanced the unit, the more likely you are to pay more. You should consult a professional HVAC technician or contractor about what type of system would best meet the needs of your home and your family. It’s important to work with a professional, who can properly evaluate your home and give you a comprehensive review. Hiring a contractor can help you avoid hidden fees and unexpected updates. For example, a contractor may discover that your duct work needs updating or your ventilation system isn’t up to date. This can add to your total costs, in addition to the installation fees from the contactor you are working with.
What Makes Up an HVAC System?
In order to better understand HVAC system costs, you should know the different parts of features of units available in today’s market. The following are the four main components of HVAC systems:
- Air Conditioner
- Ventilation Ductwork
Some systems may be more advanced and have additional features, and vary based on make and model.
Estimating an exact cost for an HVAC system is difficult. Prices vary based on the type of system you want to install and the size of your home. For example, a 1,000 square foot home, you can expect to pay anywhere from $6,000-$12,000 dollars for the system. Central A/C units can cost about $3,000-$5,000 for a home that is 2,000 square feet. Central heating normally ranges from $2,500-$7,500. If your home requires additional ductwork or ventilation updates, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000-$3,000. These are all generalized prices that vary based on the individual and home. If you are looking to learn more, call your friends at ACE Home Services! We can help you find the perfect fit for your home, at the right cost.