One of the questions that homeowners in Northern Virginia ask when needing to replace their heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system (HVAC) is: How much does it cost to replace my HVAC system? This is a difficult question to answer. I’ll do my best to explain some general pricing guidelines.
The purchase of an HVAC system is similar to the purchase of a new vehicle. With so many add-ons available, you can drastically change the price. If you’ve shopped for a new vehicle, you know the price can go from 20K to over 38K by the time you add in all the desired options to the basic vehicle price. You find yourself going over the options that are presented and as you ask yourself, “Do I really need the seat warmers, or that built-in GPS system?” I, for one, think most of us living in Northern Virginia would likely add those items as long as the total price was in our budgets. Why do we do this? Simply because many find it practical and when it’s cold outside you’ll be glad you have those seat warmers built in your car!
So, for the record, I’m not trying to compare our Home Comfort Advisors to car salesmen –but the vehicle analogy simply works. Here is a list of “add-ons” that can be included when you are purchasing a new HVAC system:
- Whole Home IAQ (Indoor Air Quality)–products like Air Scrubbers, Air Cleaners, Humidifiers, and Dehumidifiers can be built right into the system, making your home environment that much healthier
- Extended Labor Warrantees
- Thermostats– standard, touch screen, and communicating thermostats allow you to incorporate new technology into your home
- Variable Speed Technology– this gives you the ultimate in high efficiency and comfort that can significantly reduce your energy bills!
- Duct cleaning
- Maintenance service plans– to keep your new HVAC system humming like new and extend its life
I hope this information helps you understand the variables to the costs associated when you need to replace your HVAC system. You may install a gas furnace or a heat pump system—which is another factor to the price. With the expanding products and options that can be built into your new HVAC equipment when buying a new replacement furnace, ac, heat pump, boiler, air handler, or complete HVAC system, it’s difficult to give a price in an article. The best way to get the costs for your replacement HVAC system is to request a no-obligation estimate for a trained professional home comfort advisor.
Have a question about replacing or upgrading your HVAC system? Call the HVAC replacement professionals at M.E. Flow. Our home comfort advisors will design you the perfect system, answer all your questions, and get your system in the family budget. With office locations in Winchester, Alexandria, and Leesburg, M.E. Flow covers the entire Northern Virginia area and has an HVAC professional in your neighborhood ready to help you with your heating and cooling comfort. Call us today at 703-777-2311 or fill out the form on this page to request an estimate.
In our next article on we will expand on how much it will cost to replace my furnace and air conditioner and discuss the importance of how reputation matters. Reputation of the HVAC dealer and the HVAC brand that is best.