Estimating the Cost of a New HVAC System

If you’ve come to the realization that your HVAC system may be on its last leg, or you’re simply wanting to upgrade what you currently have, your desire to get the best machine possible, for the best possible price, is normal.

When you contact Redline Heating and Cooling we can help you understand the pros and cons of different systems and the types of value-adds each will come with, so you can make the best, most informed purchasing decision as possible.

What to know about cost

First things first.

If you’re thinking about replacing your current system because the HVAC repair person from company A said your current system can’t’ be saved, get a second estimate.

Just because company A can’t fix your problem, that’s not to say that company B can’t help. Before you take out your checkbook (and reach for the closest bottle of antacid), get a second opinion.

There have been quite a few times that we’ve been called by people who have been told that their heating and cooling system was beyond repair— yet we’ve been able to handle the repair just fine.

The truth about new equipment costs

The cost to purchase a central cooling or heating system will depend largely on the size of your home.  The larger your home, the bigger the cost.

In terms of averages, if your home is between 1800-2000 square feet, a new central AC system can start at $3,000 and range up to $6,000. If you’re looking for a new furnace, for a home with that same square footage, that will cost between $2,500 and $8,000. A lot of this will depend on the make and model of the equipment.

If all of this sounds confusing, remember, we’re here to help.

Now that you have some general ideas on equipment cost, you’ll want to remember to factor in things such as delivery and installation. On the very off chance you need duct work, you’ll want to factor in that expense, too.  (Duct work fees generally span between $2,000 and $5,000.)

Size is important

When it comes to heating and cooling systems, bigger isn’t necessarily always better.


If you get a system that’s rated for a larger home, not only will this cost you more money, it will also not be very efficient at doing its intended job.

If you’re thinking about buying a new heating or cooling system, the best thing to do is to call our office before you make any purchases. When you contact Redline Heating and Cooling we can schedule a time for one of our technicians to come to your home, and if we determine that your current system can’t be repaired (and thus, needs to be replaced) we’ll help you with some recommendations.

For more information on HVAC purchase and installation costs, call Redline Heating and Cooling today at 970-663-6575. We’ll be happy to take as much time as needed to answer your questions, and if you’d like to schedule a time to have one of our highly trained technicians come out to your home, we’ll be happy to help with that, as well.


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