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How Much Does a New HVAC System Cost?

How Much Does a New HVAC System Cost?

Everyone likes to save money where they can—and if you’ve found that you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, it’s natural to want to make sure you get the most value for your money.

Cost is generally the first concern

Before you make any final decisions, you should do some due diligence when it comes to having your current system checked out. If one HVAC company told you your current system can’t be salvaged, it never hurts go get a second opinion!   

There have been several times where we’ve been asked to evaluate a customer’s heating and cooling system, after a contractor told them it needed to be replaced, and we’ve determined the system can be repaired.

Always, always get a second opinion.

Pricing new equipment

If you do find you need a new HVAC system, you should know that a new Central AC system for a 1800/2000 sq ft home will, on average, run between $3000 and $6000. A new central heating furnace, for the same sized home can span between $2500 and $8000, depending on the make and model of what you buy.

Again, these numbers are just some average estimates, because there are many, many variables that can have an impact on the price. You’ll also need to factor in installation costs, and if you need to have someone help you with duct work (most homes already have preexisting duct work), this can run an additional $2000 to $5000.

Size matters

If you’re looking into a new AC system, you’ll want to get one that will work with the size of your home. If you purchase one that’s too big, it will not only be less comfortable, it will cost you more money.

If you’re in the market for a new central air conditioning unit, the best thing you can do is to contact a reputable HVAC installation company to have them come out and perform a free evaluation.

If you’re in the market for a furnace, you’ll want to find one that can generate between 40 to 50 BTUs (British thermal units) for each square foot. If you get one that’s too big, it won’t be efficient. If you get one that’s too small, it’s unlikely to heat your home adequately.

Hiring a HVAC contractor

One you’ve decided what you need, you’ll want to hire an experienced, trustworthy HVAC contractor to help you with the install.  The level of skill required to perform this type of work is substantial, so you’ll want to make sure you’re working with a reputable company that can provide you with references.

Call today for a free quote

If you have questions about the costs associated with buying and installing a new heating and/or new cooling unit for your home, we can help.

Call JM Heating & Cooling today at 303-434-0115 to get started. If you prefer to contact us by email, we can be reached at service@jmheatingco.com. Call today to learn why we’re the most trusted HVAC contractor in the region.

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  • Braden Bills
    August 3, 2018, 2:30 pm REPLY

    I need to have an AC installed. It makes sense that newer systems can be pretty expensive! I’ll h ave to shop around to see if I can find one at a good price.

  • Nathan Carter
    April 18, 2019, 12:59 pm REPLY

    I like that you suggest getting a second opinion on your system, and that what one company says may be different than another’s. My dad’s furnace has been making some funny noises lately, and we want to get it checked out. I will keep this in mind, and talk to multiple heating and cooling business to get several opinions about it.

  • Tyler Johnson
    June 6, 2019, 3:02 pm REPLY

    That’s a good idea to be sure that you get a contractor to help you with the installation. I would think that would be a good way to make sure that it gets installed properly. I’ll have to think about doing that if I decide to get a new HVAC system for my house.

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