HVAC installations (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) include various types of equipment that provide various levels of home comfort.
The cost to install average HVAC depends upon type, unit cooling/heating capacity and zone coverage, comfort expectation, control upgrades, efficiency rating, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Cost figure is based on average HVAC for whole-house coverage ranging from 1200 sq.ft. to 1,600 sq.ft.; and includes transport, material, equipment, and waste.
|Ventilating fans (5)||Lowest cost comfort||Limited comfort||$990|
|Flexible location||Breezy indoors|
|Evaporative cooling||Low cost comfort||Limited regions||$1,146|
|Filtered air||Breezy indoors|
|Air-conditioning (A/C)||Flexible location||Higher costs||$3,598|
|High comfort||Plus ducts|
|Heating||Flexible location||Plus ducts||$4,695|
Prices range from $990 (5 ceiling fans in 5 rooms) to $4,695(central gas furnace for 1,200 sq.ft. multi-zones) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: