If you use an HVAC unit to heat and cool your house, you know how much less you’re paying compared to other forms of heating and cooling. But when it comes time to repair the system, it starts to eat into those savings. And if the cost to repair would be a few thousand dollars, if you’re like most HVAC home owners, you’re probably wondering, “how much does it cost to replace an HVAC system?”
For the average home size, expect to pay between $6,000-$8,000 to replace your HVAC system, and add an extra $2,000-$4,000 if the ductwork needs to be replaced as well.
The final price will vary depending on the size of your house, the type of unit you choose as a replacement, how much of the entire system needs to be replaced, and other factors. The best way to get an exact quote is to contact a local company who has experience installing and maintaining HVAC systems. If you’re in or close to Montgomery County PA, contact us here at Young’s Home Comfort because we are located near you!
How Often Should You Replace Your HVAC System?
Most HVAC systems last 20-25 years, so if your system is approaching that age and you’re noticing problems with it (energy consumption has increased drastically, frequent system breakdowns, etc), it may be worth considering a full system replacement.
Most systems need a new filter once or twice a month and should be serviced once per year. If you have been faithful in maintaining your system, it may last longer until it needs to be replaced, so make sure you schedule regular maintenance.
Why Are HVAC Systems So Expensive?
HVAC systems cost a lot of money to install or replace for a number of reasons. The main reason is that there are a lot of components that come together to form the whole system, so the raw cost of equipment is already high. Labor is a significant portion of the cost as well because installing a system properly requires specialized knowledge and training, and typically requires several days of labor to complete the installation (replacements typically go faster, especially if ductwork does not need to be replaced).
Now that you know a ballpark range of how much it costs to replace an HVAC system, the next logical step is to get a custom quote from an experienced HVAC technician who will assess your system and its condition, and the size of your home, and will not only give you a quote for replacement but will also help you decide if it would be wiser to simply perform some basic repairs instead of replacing everything.
Young’s Home Comfort is your local HVAC company in Green Lane, PA (Montgomery County). If we’re near you, call us today at 215-234-4351 to schedule a visit for service or for a quote. We look forward to serving you and your family!