What is the Price of a New Heating and Air System?
The first thing most people who are interested in purchasing a new heating air system want to know is the price. We don’t blame you, purchasing a new heating and air system is a major purchase and it’s not something most people do very often. Here is an explanation to why there is not a set answer to the cost of a new system, and how many elements come into play affecting the price.
The first major factor of the price of a new heating and air system is which type of system you purchase. There are several types of systems offered at O’Brien Service Company including, heat pumps, mini splits, furnaces, straight ac systems, geothermal systems, and packaged systems. All of those systems vary in price, and then each individual system within those types differ. For example, let’s say one of our comfort specialist say that a heat pump would work great for your home. The price of heat pumps can differ greatly, because there are several options of heat pumps to choose from. Each heat pump has a different SEER rating. SEER ratings are a way to measure the efficiency of a system. Also, depending how much heating and cooling your home needs, you’ll need a different size system (the size of your system needs to be determined by having a load calculation done in your home). So, even just to tell you the price of a heat pump is difficult because the price of a 1 ton 13 SEER heat pump is much less than a 5 ton 20 SEER heat pump. In conclusion, the type of system and the make you choose will greatly impact the price of a new heating and air system.
The next element that will influence the price of a new heating and air system is the installation details of the system and ductwork. When installing a new heating and air system it is not like installing an appliance. When switching systems sometimes the new one cannot be placed where the old system was. There are many other installation dynamics that can affect the price, if you need more runs to vents, new piping, or have to expand the space for the air handler, etc. Also most systems need ductwork, and if your home does not currently have ductwork, or if it is old and in bad shape, then adding ductwork will increase the price of the new system. The only way to estimate the cost of new or updated ductwork is to have a professional take a look at your home.
No heating and air company should ever be able to give you the price of a new heating and air system over the phone! If they do, that is a big red flag that the company is not a reputable company. In order to find out the proper size system needed, a load calculation needs to be performed in your home. O’Brien Service Company offers free at home estimates. During this appointment one of our comfort specialists will measure your home, perform the load calculation, as well as take a look at your existing system and find out if there were any issues you were having. Only after all of this work is done should anyone be able to give you the estimated price of a new heating and air system. We try and give many options when it comes to a new system, but we only give options that are suitable for your home.
Our financing offers at O’Brien Service Company change several times throughout the year. To see the current financing offer you can always visit our website, or call the office. On our website you can apply for immediate approval for financing. While on our site you can also see information regarding tax credits, or once again call the office for this information.
If you think it’s time for a new heating and air system in your home, be sure to give O’Brien a call. We want to help you throughout the whole process of purchasing a new heating and air system. There are many companies out there, be sure you are choosing a reliable one. Visit our website to view our customer reviews and see why you should choose O’Brien too! Remember, we’d be happy to give you a price of a new heating and air system after we have one of our professionals visit your home, but do not let a company give you the price over the phone without visiting your home first!