What Goes into the Cost of my HVAC system?
The cost of a new HVAC system can vary from customer to customer due to a variety of factors, usually reflected in the ease or difficulty of the installation process. After an in-home consultation with a licensed Continental HVAC Dealer, your dealer will provide you with a comprehensive estimate and take the time to explain how each of the following three factors will impact your final cost.
Your home’s location plays a big role in how much energy it will take to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Homes within areas that are prone to temperature extremes may require a higher capacity system versus those located within more moderate climates. Your Continental Dealer will share the best HVAC options based on the weather patterns and general climate in your specific location.
Naturally, the larger your home the larger the HVAC system capacity required to effectively heat or cool your space. The quality of insulation in your home also plays an important role in the heating or cooling systems required; newer homes or homes with upgraded insulation may not require the power or heat load of a larger system to keep you comfortable.
Another factor taken into consideration is the overall design and layout of your home; features such as high ceilings or southern-facing windows will impact how efficiently your rooms can be heated or cooled, and which model or system would work best for your space. Your Continental Dealer will also consider where in your home the system is being installed. Hard-to-access spaces or older homes requiring retrofitting may add to your installation costs.
Your home’s ductwork is the infrastructure that distributes the heated or cooled air throughout your home. If your ductwork is in a state of disrepair or needs to be replaced, this will increase the upfront cost of installing your new HVAC system. Keep in mind that new or repaired ductwork is always worth the investment, because clean and well-functioning ductwork will ensure that your system is heating or cooling your home in the most energy-efficient and cost-effective manner.