3 Things To Know Before Your HVAC Installation

Your home's HVAC system is a vital part of keeping your home comfortable throughout the year. This system cools your home when it's hot outside and keeps it warm during the colder months of the year. HVAC systems vary from household to household depending on their heating and cooling needs as well as other factors. Eventually, you may find that you need a new HVAC system. Here are three things that you should know before your HVAC system installation

How Much it Will Cost

The first thing that you should consider before having a new HVAC system put into place is how much it will cost. The total cost will depend on your cooling and heating needs, the size of your home, the difficulty of the installation process, and the type of system you choose. The total cost for a new HVAC system will typically range between $4,000 and $12,000. Energy-efficiency will also have a significant impact on the total cost of the system. The more energy-efficient a system is, the more expensive it will be.

Your Ducts May Need Work

Another thing to consider when getting a new HVAC system is your air ducts. These ducts move the cold or warm air throughout your home. When getting a new HVAC system, often, these ducts either need to be altered or replaced altogether. It's important to discuss your home's ductwork with your HVAC contractor. The cost of installing new ductwork ranges between $35 and $55 per linear foot on average. For a single-family home, this can mean an additional $1,000 to $5,000 added to your total installation costs. 

How Long It Will Take

HVAC installation time will depend on the difficulty of the installation process, the size of your home, and the type of system you are having put into your home. Most HVAC systems can be installed within just one day. However, complicated HVAC systems may take two days to install. In order to ensure that the process goes by as smoothly as possible, you will want to move any furniture or items that may be in the way. Keeping pets away from the work area is also crucial during the installation process.

If you are having a new HVAC system installed, there are a few things to know before this process begins. First, the cost will vary depending on the system you choose as well as the size of your home. Your ductwork may also need to be altered or replaced during the HVAC installation process. In total, it will typically take just a day or two for the HVAC system installation.