Whether you’re having an HVAC system installed on a new construction or you’re ordering a replacement system, HVAC systems are rarely cheap. In fact, so commonly expensive are HVAC systems that if you find one that is cheap, you should probably question the quality of that system or the tech’s installation. You get what you pay for with your HVAC system, and there’s a reason why many systems cost as much as they do.
But first let’s look into how much they cost:
How Much Do HVAC Systems Cost?
Homeadvisor is a good resource for popular HVAC systems. Typically, cheaper systems can be about $6,000 installed and with new technology and if duct work is being replaced with the system is could be as high as $10,000-$12,000. If you choose an eco-friendly option like geothermal heating and cooling, it would alter your costs. Additional heating and cooling methods like attic fans can cost between $350-800. There’s also insulation to consider, particularly in a new construction. All-in-all, installing an HVAC system can rack up quite bill...and for good reason.
What Are You Paying For?
When you purchase an HVAC system, you’re not just purchasing heating and cooling for your entire home year round (which is a significant thing by itself). You’re paying for the labor of the installation, as well as the travel costs for the technicians. These technicians are highly trained and certified, and often educated in the industry as well. From the HVAC company’s perspective, they need to be paid accordingly, and from the homeowner’s perspective, the expertise of a highly trained professional in installing your HVAC system can be worth quite a bit. HVAC systems are also becoming more and more high tech, and that can add to the cost of the systems as well.
Why It’s Worth It
Again, with your HVAC system, often you get what you pay for. An HVAC system might seem remarkably affordable, but if its performance isn’t up to standard, your utility bills and cost of repairs could skyrocket. In the long run, your “cheap” HVAC system might become more expensive than the competition. A cheaper system may also come with a less experienced installation crew, or cheaper customer service. On the other hand, an HVAC system that’s more expensive but higher quality will have up-to-date energy performance, keeping your home comfortable without raising your energy bills. In fact, a good HVAC system can even save you money on energy bills as time goes on.
Everyone loves to save money, but sometimes the cheapest option isn’t the best option when it comes to your home. Before you make any purchasing decisions, you should check out the products that the heating and cooling company offers, as well as reviews to gage their customer satisfaction. Ask questions about energy performance. You may find that it’s worth it to put out more money for a higher quality installation.
Air Solutions in Bryan-College Station has 50 years of combined experience and offers the best systems when it comes to heating and cooling for your home. We offer systems you can trust installed by technicians you can trust and services to make sure your HVAC systems are running smoothly. Contact us today for a free estimate to figure out the cost of a new HVAC system and why it might be worth it.