If you find yourself needing to replace your HVAC system, or even a part of it, you’ll probably want to do some research on relative pricing figures. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of helpful information on the internet about that.
First, let’s talk terms. Your HVAC system takes care of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It makes sure the inside of your home is comfortable. Your HVAC system includes your air conditioner, sure, but also a lot more than that.
I recently looked up pricing estimates to see what kind of information is out there, and there was very little of it. Angie’s List and Home Advisor did report price ranges from $5,000 to $15,000, but those estimates are problematic for a couple of reasons.
First of all, how helpful is an estimate with a $10,000 range? A bank is going to be much more open to a $5,000 loan than a $15,000 one, and if it were me, I’d want to have a better idea of what I was getting myself into than that.
Second, those are national numbers. We all know the economy in Oklahoma City has its own quirks, so having national pricing estimates without anything local to compare them to isn’t really very helpful.
How much you will pay any company for HVAC repair or replacement depends on a variety of factors. Here are some questions a contractor should ask you before quoting you for work:
- On a scale of 1-10, how important is your home comfort to you?
- How would you rate your system’s current or previous performance, from 1-10?
- What components do you have? Heat pump? Condenser? Gas furnace or electric heater?
- Do you need one part repaired, or are you looking for a system replacement (or upgrade?)
When we do work on your HVAC system, we prefer to have a conversation beforehand to make sure we are all on the same page regarding expectations. We want to make sure all your needs are on the table, as well as your budget concerns.
Most of the time, when we ask our clients about their budget for a project, they tell us, “As little as possible for it to still work right.” And that’s okay! We don’t want to pressure them, and we install a variety of brands and equipment models because of that common answer.
Our complete turnkey system installations average between $7,000 and $10,000. While we offer some systems that exceed this range, we don’t push those products.
It’s so difficult to find out how much HVAC service costs, but we think transparency is important. Somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000 is the average range we’ve found in the Oklahoma City market, which meets our customers’s needs and budgets.
If you think it’s time to have a conversation about your HVAC system, give us a call.