As East Bay HVAC installation and repair contractors, we know that having a new HVAC, or Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system installed is costly. However, there are times when your old system has simply reached its life expectancy, and repairs (if it can even be repaired) may ultimately cost more than a new system over the long-term. Most homeowners assume that the cost of a new system is primarily for the equipment, however there are several factors that affect price.
First of all, an HVAC system is commonly referred to as central air conditioning and furnaces or heating units. These systems include several components which make up the entire system, and sometimes include such things as baseboard heaters or installation of the thermostat or other interior climate control options.
The primary components of an HVAC system include:
- Air Conditioner
Generally speaking, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,500 upward for central air conditioning to cool a home of about 2,000 square feet. Depending on whether you need ductwork or already have it in place, the cost of an HVAC system for your East Bay home can decrease substantially. If ductwork is required, the cost may range from $1,000 to $3,000 or more.
There are numerous factors that come into play in determining the cost of a new HVAC system. Whether your system will include electronic air cleaners or a programmable thermostat will affect cost. The size of the equipment, energy efficiency and quality of the system, along with the size of your home and square footage to be cooled/heated greatly impact the cost.
It may come as a surprise to you to learn that the charges for East Bay HVAC installation make up a substantial portion of the overall cost. However, it is critical that you have a skilled and trained technician perform the installation. Otherwise, you may find that your HVAC system is not appropriately sized for your home, resulting in increased energy costs and an uncomfortable home – and you’ll also likely face frequent repairs.
As you can see there are many variables that affect how much you will pay to have a new HVAC system installed in your home. At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, our goal is to provide you with the best in a quality, high-efficiency system at the lowest possible price. Contact our East Bay air conditioning experts today with all of your questions. We’re always happy to help!