How Much Does It Cost to Replace an HVAC System?
September 20, 2019 - No Comments - Posted by Texas Air Authorities
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There are many factors that go into the cost of your new HVAC system, including:
- Equipment type
- SEER rating
- Unit size
- Manner of installation
- Quality of installation
According to the national average, the cost of installing a whole-house HVAC system can range from $4,000 to $12,000. Don’t let those numbers scare you. Your total price will vary, depending on the variables, and Texas Air Authorities will work with you to make a replacement as easy on your budget as possible. In these parts, Texas Air Authorities has the ammunition homeowners need for a superior residential AC replacement service experience in Grand Prairie, TX, and throughout our stomping grounds. We invite you to travel along with us as we explore the cost factors in greater detail.
What type of equipment do I need?
A key factor in the cost of your new system is the type of equipment you need. In many cases, you will have the choice between gas and electric. Our team can help you decide which is the most affordable and efficient for you.
You also may need to decide which system is best for you. Your choices include:
- Split System: This system includes the outdoor unit with a compressor and condenser and the indoor unit with an evaporator coil and blower. Split-system central air conditioning is extremely popular for home cooling and heating. With this system, your indoor unit is often connected to a furnace or heat pump. It is extremely efficient and inexpensive to install if you need an air conditioner but already have a furnace.
- Heat Pump: Don’t let the name fool you. This system heats and cools your home. During cold months, it pulls the heat from the outside air and pumps it into your home. During the long, hot summer, it pushes the warm air out of your home, filling it with cool comfort.
- Ductless Mini-Split: This is a wise choice if your home lacks ductwork or you need a complement to your existing ducted HVAC system. This unit is installed directly into the zone of your home where it’s needed. With a mini-split, you can have up to four indoor units (zones or rooms) for each outdoor unit.
- Packaged Heating/Cooling System: This system is ideal for homes or businesses that don’t have the space for all of the components of split systems. It includes the compressor, condenser and evaporator all in one unit, which is typically located on the roof or near the foundation.
What SEER rating should I choose?
SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” It is the ratio of your air conditioner’s cooling output during a typical cooling season divided by the energy it used in watt-hours. It’s a way to gauge your unit’s efficiency. The higher the SEER, the greater the efficiency. Units with higher SEER ratings are more expensive but also result in greater energy savings over time. At Texas Air Authorities, we offer units with SEER ratings from 14 to 25—great options for every home and every budget.
What size unit is best for my home?
Residential units typically range between 3 tons and 5 tons. The cost of your system will vary, based on the size of your system. We’ll visit your home, assess your space and recommend the size to best handle your heating and cooling needs.
How will my indoor air handler be installed?
Depending on the unique features of your home, your air handler could be installed in a number of ways, including horizontally in the attic or with an upflow in a closet. This could affect the total cost of your system.
How can I make sure my system is installed properly?
We can’t emphasize this enough: Never underestimate the value of a quality installation. An experienced company with skilled technicians often means the difference between reliable, affordable, efficient comfort for years to come and frequent, unexpected, avoidable, costly problems that are a homeowner’s worst nightmare.
Some factors that will affect the reliability of your system—no matter which brand you choose—include:
- How the new system is hung
- How the drain lines are installed
- Whether the supply and return air plenums are the proper size
- How duct modifications, if needed, are made
You also want to choose a contractor that will be around for years to come—when you need reliable work done, including maintenance, repair, warranty work and residential AC replacement service in Mansfield, TX, and beyond.
To learn more or schedule your service today, simply give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.