An HVAC system ensures that your home is properly heated, ventilated, and air-conditioned, thereby enabling you to live in a comfortable environment – one that vents away stale air, and introduces fresh air from outside. On average, the cost of installing a new HVAC system is somewhere between $6,820 and $12,350, which includes a new central conditioner, new ductwork, and a new gas furnace. On the other hand, replacing such a system, without the ductwork costs, costs $4,820 to $9,350. But this depends on the size of your home of course, as well as the grade and brand of the equipment chosen. Ductwork alone, depending on the length, costs $2,000 to 3,000 to install, and when you decide to upgrade the humidifier, air cleaner, or zoning system, the price will increase by about $2,000 to $4,000. Let’s break these costs down for easier understanding:
HVAC installation costs
So, HVAC installation can be divided into three packages:
HVAC replacement costs
As we mentioned above, the average price for replacing an HVAC system, including a new furnace and an AC unit, is around $4,820 and $9,350, and when the ductwork is included, it goes up from $6,820 to around $12,350, depending on the size of your home, the length of the ductwork as well as the brand of your HVAC system. But let’s ask ourselves, what if the problem is just in one section of the system, do you really need to replace the entire system? The answer is no! You can repair or replace each part individually, and the costs for doing so can be broken down as follows:
System repair costs
Now that we have talked about replacing or installing an HVAC system, how about we take a look at the cost of repairing the system, in cases where it doesn’t need to be replaced? So, across the United States, the average cost for minor repairs of the HVAC system ranges between $50 and $150. It all depends on the company you choose to perform the repairs. This price only goes up if there is a need to replace any of the components.
Installation or replacement cost factors