A new HVAC system is an investment in your home, and the efficiency of newer models can save you a lot of money on heating and cooling costs. When facing costly repairs use the $5000 rule to determine whether it’s time to go with a new system. If the age of your current unit times the cost of the repair is greater than $5,000, you’re better off spending the money on a new system. With so many options available understanding what affects the cost of a unit can help you make the best decision for your home.
Location, location, location – The size and cost of a unit depends in large part to the location of your home and the climate of your region. The hot, humid South or the frigid North require different units than milder climates.
Home construction – A larger home or a home with multiple levels will require a larger or even multiple units. But even smaller homes with additions may require more than one unit to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Ductwork – Even if your home has ductwork in place, it may not be the best configuration for your home. Reconfiguration or installation of new ductwork will affect the cost of your project.
Special requirements – Historic homes or homes with difficult access will take more time for installers and increase the cost of the installation.
Regardless of your home’s unique elements and the type of unit you choose Wright Construction can install your new HVAC system quickly and at an affordable price.