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.
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.
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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.