Cost is a common concern for homeowners looking to install a new HVAC system. While we can only quote a cost after a thorough assessment of the home, there are several factors that can influence the price of a new HVAC system.
Size of Home
Systems that are too small for the home won’t be able to heat or cool effectively, so it’s important to install the right-size system. The larger the home, the larger the HVAC system will need to be — and the more expensive it will be to purchase and install.
Type of System
There are several types of HVAC systems, including:
- Heat pumps
- Split systems
- Ductless mini splits
The type of system you choose will influence the cost. For example, a heat pump is often more expensive to install than a furnace but can be more energy-efficient, which results in cost savings down the line.
The climate and environment of the home will have an impact on the type of HVAC system you need. If your home is in a colder climate, then you may need to invest in a system with extra insulation or an enhanced heat exchange to handle the temperatures.
Level of Efficiency
The efficiency rating of an HVAC system is determined by its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER, the more efficient it is — and the more it will cost to purchase. Investing in a higher-efficiency system can save you money in the long run, but it will come with a higher upfront cost.
If your home requires extensive ductwork or other modifications, the cost of installation will be higher. For example, if you need to install a new duct system or are converting from oil to gas, there will be more labor involved — and a higher cost.
Ultimately, the best way to determine how much a new HVAC system will cost is to have experienced technicians assess your home. They can offer a detailed estimate and help you determine the best option for your needs.
At Ideal HVAC Services, we provide trusted heating, cooling, indoor air quality, and duct services to residents of Warrenton, VA, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an assessment of your HVAC installation options.