HVAC installation costs $5,000 to $11,000, including a new furnace and AC unit using the existing ductwork. Installing an HVAC system and new ductwork costs $7,000 to $16,000. Prices depend on the house size and the HVAC system size, type, brand, and efficiency.
Consider replacing instead of repairing your HVAC system if:
An HVAC system lasts 15 to 25 years on average, depending on the brand and usage. Each component in the system has its own lifespan:
A new HVAC system only adds value to a home that did not previously have central heat and air conditioning. Replacing an existing HVAC with a new energy-efficient system won't increase a home's value but may appeal to potential buyers.
Installing an HVAC system takes 1 to 2 days if using the existing ductwork or 3 to 5+ days if installing new ductwork.
You don't need to tip HVAC installers unless they exceed your expectations. Consider tipping $10 to $20 per technician if the installers worked in extreme heat or cold. HVAC installers also appreciate it when you offer beverages or allow the use of a bathroom in your home.
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The main components of an HVAC system in a house include:
Homeowners insurance only covers HVAC replacement if the system is damaged in an accident or disaster. A standard homeowners insurance policy does not cover HVAC replacement for age or general wear and tear. Some insurance companies offer an add-on policy for the HVAC system.
Most home warranties cover the HVAC system for normal wear and tear, though coverage varies by company. Some companies only offer HVAC coverage as an add-on or premium plan. Annual HVAC maintenance is required for the warranty to be valid.
Follow these guidelines when searching for HVAC installers:
Ask these questions to ensure you find the best HVAC installation company for your project:
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