If you live in the Philadelphia area, you know how important it is to have a working HVAC system when extreme heat and cold weather strike. Sanks Mechanical is the go-to HVAC repair and replacement contractor for this area. Our family-owned business provides cost-efficient HVAC repair services. If you need your HVAC system replaced, here are six things that affect HVAC replacement cost you need to know about.
If your HVAC system is in severe disrepair, it can be more cost-effective to replace it instead of making a lot of repairs. There are several factors that affect HVAC replacement costs. Here are a few things you need to consider when making a budget for your HVAC replacement.
• Efficiency Ratings
The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of your HVAC system directly affects replacement costs. All HVAC systems use the SEER rating scale to tell the consumer how efficient a particular system is during a given season. A higher SEER rating indicates higher energy efficiency, and the higher the efficiency of an HVAC system, the more expensive it will be to replace.
• Control and Zones
Large homes have more zones than small homes. The more zones you have in your home, the higher the HVAC replacement cost. Zones matter because different parts of your home retain more heat. For example, open spaces like dining rooms tend to be cooler than upstairs bedrooms, so greater heating power is required in that area. Variable cooling is effective, but it can cost more to install. Wireless control options that allow you to adjust the thermostat from your phone will also increase the cost.
• Ductwork Installation and Repair
If the ductwork in your home has to be installed, repaired, or replaced, this will impact the cost. If there is a lot of ductwork required, or if the ductwork system is very complex, this will increase the cost of your HVAC replacement. Ductwork has to be in proper working order for the HVAC system to work efficiently. Vents also impact HVAC costs. Larger homes with more rooms require more vents, so the cost will increase with each additional vent.
• Cooling Capability of the HVAC System
HVAC systems offer different cooling capacities, so it’s important to select the correct one for your home. The system with the highest cooling capability isn’t always the best option. Sanks Mechanical can help you determine what cooling capacity you need in an HVAC system so you can pick the best one.
• Indoor Air Quality Add-Ons
Air purifiers, humidifiers, and other add-ons can drastically improve the air quality in your home. The best time to incorporate these products into your HVAC system is during the replacement. Naturally, the total cost will increase according to the number of add-ons, parts needed to install them, labor costs, and other factors.
• HVAC System Type
Every HVAC system is different, and some are more expensive than others. The type of HVAC system you choose makes a big impact on the overall replacement cost. Each type of system offers different benefits and features, so it’s important to choose the one that’s best for your specific needs.
If you’re ready to have your HVAC system replaced, don’t hesitate to call Sanks Mechanical today. We offer our services to commercial and residential clients, and we can help you choose the right HVAC system for your home or business. When your HVAC system needs work, you can rely on our experienced technicians to get the job done right. Contact Sanks today for an HVAC replacement cost estimate.