HVAC DIY Tips & Tricks
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- By JAKE GIBSON
Uncover the truth about furnace and AC costs and find out how much you should expect to pay for a new unit. Get the information you need to make an informed decision for your home or business.
The combined cost of a new furnace and air conditioner can vary greatly depending on the brand and model chosen and a few other factors.
Multiple factors affect the cost of a furnace and AC combo installation, research the brand of HVAC unit you want to ensure you make the best decision, and then move on to the next variable.
The brand of an HVAC unit can significantly impact the cost. Keep in mind that all major brands are reliable if installed and commissioned properly.
We rarely recommend investing in air conditioners above 16-SEER efficiency for average-sized homes because the monthly savings wouldn’t add up to the additional expense.
An 80% AFUE furnace can typically be more than enough if you live in a southern state. If you live up north, you probably want to consider a furnace that is 90% AFUE or greater.
A basic 80-90% AFUE-rated furnace combined with a 13-15 SEER combo system installed would start around $7,000 and go up to $12,000, depending on your geographic area.
The next step up would be a 94-97% AFUE-rated furnace combined with a 16-20 SEER combo system installed would start around $9,000 and go up to $15,000.
A top-tier system would be a furnace with an AFUE of 97-99%, matching an AC system with a SEER rating of 19-26. The cost of this system would range between $11,000 and $20,000.
Choosing the right HVAC contractor can significantly affect the price of installation. The install if done correctly, will reduce costly repairs or replacements.