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New HVAC Installation Price By System Type

Last Updated: December 14, 2023

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HVAC, short for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning, refers to equipment that is used to regulate the temperature, humidity and air quality of a residential or commercial building.

How Much Does an HVAC System Cost? #

Installing a new HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system in your home costs $4,000 to $12,000 on average. The final price depends on the type of system, brand, efficiency, home size and complexity to install.

Forced Air System

  • Install: $3,500 - $7,000
  • Replace: $4,500 - $9,500

Heat Pump System

  • Install: $3,500 - $7,500
  • Replace older unit: $4,000 - $8,000

Geothermal Heat Pump

  • Complete install: $15,000 - $30,000
  • Retrofit existing ductwork: $8,000 - $20,000

Ductless Mini Split

  • Multi-zone: $3,000 - $7,000 per zone

Boiler & Radiant Heat System

  • Install new: $6,000 - $12,500
  • Replace: $9,500 - $15,000

Additional costs to install or replace your home's HVAC system:

Equipment Cost

  • Basic: $2,000 - $6,000
  • High-Efficiency: $6,000 - $12,000

Ductwork & Piping

  • Minor rework: $500 - $2,000
  • Full replacement: $8,000 - $16,000

Smart Thermostat

  • Basic model: $175 - $350
  • Advanced model: $375 - $1,100

Permits, Haul Away & Other Costs

  • $800 - $1,500

HVAC System Cost

Real-World HVAC Installation Costs #

Here are some real-world quotes from homeowners on how much they paid to have HVAC systems installed:

  • "I had a 3-ton 14 SEER Rheem central air conditioning system and 80% AFUE Rheem gas furnace installed for $5,300." - James T., Florida

  • "I upgraded my 15 year old oil furnace to a new 95% efficient Bosch boiler system paired with in-floor radiant heat pipes. Total install cost was $14,800." - Anne B., Maine

  • "Had a Daikin Fit 3-zone mini-split heat pump system added to my home for $4,500 per zone, so $13,500 total for heating & cooling." - Kevin S., Arizona

  • "I had a Carrier Infinity 20 SEER central air unit and 97% AFUE furnace installed. With all new ductwork the total came to $11,200." - Elizabeth V., Texas

  • "To supplement my baseboard units, I added a 23,000 BTU Mitsubishi ductless mini-split to a bonus room addition for $4,200." - Reggie P., Vermont

  • "I converted my home heating from an old oil furnace to a new 95% efficient gas furnace and central air system. With all new ductwork the total install price was $9,800." – Sam K., New Jersey

  • "We installed a Trane XV20i variable speed heat pump paired with a WiFi smart thermostat. For the 4 ton system it was $10,500 for everything." – Olivia R., Georgia

  • "I put in a smaller 16 SEER/92 AFUE combo Goodman HVAC system. With minimal duct modifications needed, the total install bill came to $7,200." – Noah S., Kansas

  • "Had a Daikin One+ 18,000 BTU single-zone mini-split installed to heat a garage bonus room. It was $3,700 including the wall mount." - Abigail T., Colorado

  • "Upgraded my old electric furnace to a new Rheem Prestige Series modulating gas furnace and 16 SEER central air for $8,300." - Liam U., Oregon

  • "Installed a smaller 12,000 BTU/HSPF Daikin heat pump mini-split to cover my back sunroom. Cost was $2,800 with the wall mount bracket." - Emma V., Nevada

As you see, HVAC installation costs typically range from $5,300 for basic systems on up to $30,000+ for complex geothermal setups. The brand, efficiency, home's size and complexity of install impact the overall price.

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