How Much on Average Does HVAC Installation Cost?

Are you tired of being uncomfortable in your own home?

With a new HVAC system, you can set the perfect temperature to fit your needs, whether it’s snowing outside or a sweltering summer day. 

But how much does an HVAC installation cost?

Read through this pricing guide to help you get an idea of the average cost to install an HVAC system in your home.

Factors That Determine HVAC Installation Costs

The average cost of an HVAC installation can vary greatly, with projects ranging from $6,800 up to $17,000. This makes it difficult for homeowners to plan for the expense.

Why is there such a big range? The short answer is that each HVAC installation is unique, so it’s hard to fit them into a “once size fits all” pricing plan.

Here’s a closer look at the most common factors that affect HVAC installation costs.

The Size of Your House

Simply put, the more square footage in your home, the more space that needs to be heated or cooled. You’ll need to install an HVAC system that’s large enough to accommodate your home. 

The amount of square footage in your home directly correlates to the number of British Thermal Units (BTUs) needed to heat or cool your home. For example, a 1,500 square foot home will need a 24,000 BTU system to heat and cool it adequately.

The Condition of Your Home

The age of your home can also affect the amount it costs for your HVAC installation. Older homes likely have less insulation. This means an HVAC system with more power will be needed to keep the temperature in the home comfortable. 

Similarly, old windows let in more heat and cold air than new energy-efficient models, so a stronger HVAC system will be needed to counteract that. 

The Brand of HVAC System You Choose

Just as with almost every purchase you make, there are different HVAC models available, and certain brands are more expensive than others. You’ll want to talk to your HVAC installer about the pros and cons of which model will best meet your needs. 

Certain brands will offer more energy-efficiency options, costing you more upfront, but saving you money in the long run. This is something you’ll want to consider before deciding which unit to buy for your home. 


The Amount of Ductwork Needed

If you’re replacing an outdated HVAC unit, you most likely already have the necessary ductwork installed in your home. This can help you save on costs. 

However, if you’re installing an HVAC unit for the first time, you’ll need new ductwork added to accommodate the system. This can add several thousand dollars to the cost of your HVAC installation. 

Request a Quote for Your HVAC Installation

While all of these factors can affect the cost of your project, the best way to get accurate pricing is to request a quote!

Contact our team today to give us more information about your home. Then, we’ll help you determine what you need to keep your house at a comfortable temperature year-round. 


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