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5 Factors that Go Into HVAC Installation Costs

If you’re looking to install a new HVAC system, you can’t avoid the question of pricing. We’ve been in the homeowner’s shoes before, and it’s tough to decide what makes a good price for HVAC installation and what isn’t. In this post we’ll break down some of the typical costs of HVAC installation so you can see what goes into it, and make better decisions for you and your family!

Most HVAC contractors won’t advertise prices for HVAC installation, simply because there are so many factors that go into cost that are different for each and every household. In this post, we’ll go over the main factors that affect HVAC installation pricing.

Brand, Grade, & Size of Equipment

There’s a wide range of brands that manufacture HVAC systems, and, like any product, there are high-end models and low-end models. Depending on where you live, you’ll also need different models based on the climate. A good HVAC contractor will help you determine the best model for you, but keep in mind that the range between models can often be thousands of dollars. It’s up to you and your contractor to research the best one for your needs. 

Materials for Installation

This includes anything necessary for the HVAC system that is not technically the system itself. This includes things like wiring, a thermostat, and ductwork. Depending on how much ductwork you need done, this may add substantial cost to your bill. 

Job Complexity + Labor

Depending on the situation and complexity of the job, labor may cost more or less. When HVAC installation needs to be done in hard-to-reach areas, for example, labor costs will be higher. 

Travel + Transportation

Another cost factor is travel costs for the contractors and transportation of materials. This is different for each company you work with, but it is a factor to keep in mind!

Additional Indoor Air Quality Accessories

Sometimes, depending on your needs, your HVAC contractor might recommend some accessories to you, such as an air purifier if some people in your household suffer from breathing issues. Some upgrades can be very beneficial, and a trustworthy contractor will only recommend to you upgrades that are in your best interest. This is why it’s important to carefully select contractors to make sure you find someone you trust. 

These are the five main factors of HVAC installation costs, and we hope that you keep these in mind when evaluating quotes and comparing contractors. If you are interested in contacting our team here at Service Specialties, Inc, we’d love to hear from you and discuss your HVAC or plumbing needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us at Service Specialties, Inc. or book a service call online today.

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