Indeed, HVAC systems frequently have a long lifespan. You will inevitably face the period when it's essential to begin looking into heat pump rates and installation labor expenses. And when that time comes, a number of new technologies as well as general quality and efficiency enhancements are often accessible.
Naturally, some of those more recent innovations can have an effect on prices. So, to make sure you are making a well-informed purchase, we want to give you all the information you need.
The easiest way to find out the typical price to replace a heat pump is to contact Speir Heating and Air’s certified technicians to assess your current system's condition. Things we consider when determining the cost of a replacement system include:
- Size and style of your house
- Model of heat pump system
- Secondary heat source, if needed
- Existing condition of duct work
The size of your home might be the biggest element that affects how much it will cost to replace a heat pump. To transmit heat efficiently and appropriately cool your home, a larger home may need a higher heating and cooling capacity. BTUh (British Thermal Units per hour) is how a heat pump capacity is calculated. This is also referred to as the heat pump's "size," and it is occasionally denoted by the word "tonnage" (i.e. you might need a 5-ton unit, a 3.5- ton, or 2.5-ton unit, etc).
The price of materials is also influenced by the size of the house, particularly if additional copper refrigerant lines or ductwork must be added. Higher capacity units often cost a little bit more. For example, 10' ceilings, vaulted ceilings, and rooms with an open second story and/or a loft can all result in a greater need for heating and cooling capacity.
Larger, more dispersed single-story homes or multi-story homes may benefit from the installation of a ductless heat pump or a zoned system with a second heat pump. Zoned systems will increase labor and material costs in addition to the price of an additional outdoor unit, but they will produce more efficient airflow. This greatly reduces energy usage. Why heat or cool an area that isn’t needed?
In addition to the size of your home, the model heat pump you choose will influence the price of your new system. Heat pumps are produced with various efficiency (SEER) ratings. With product offerings between a 15 and 20 SEER, you are assured to have a range of options that best fit your budget and comfort needs.
The Carrier Infinity system is a top of the line product that offers Greenspeed Intelligence. When paired with an Infinity Thermostat, the heat pump will intuitively ramp its capacity up or down based on the temperature you prefer. Compared to lower efficiency systems, the Infinity heat pump will operate at a steadier pace over a longer period of time, increasing the system’s overall efficiency and reducing your power usage! To get a better idea about how this works, think about your car’s gas mileage driving on the highway compared to stopping and starting across town.
No matter the SEER rating of your new system, you must have everything properly installed to reap the benefits of lower energy bills. At Speir Heating and Air, we offer over 75 years of knowledge in the HVAC industry. We are confident in our ability to address your needs and properly install a system that best suits your situation and budget requirements. For any questions, don’t hesitate to call our office!