Many people purchase their very first furnace-air conditioner without even knowing about it. Usually when they buy their home, the HVAC system is already installed. Even when people purchase their next HVAC system they often open the contact book and call the foremost HVAC contractor mentioned on the list. This strategy will help to keep the house warm but can lead to spending an amount which is more than necessary.
There are many ways by which one can minimize the cost of buying and installing a new furnace-air conditioner. First contact several HVAC contractors to request a bid. Keep in mind that the decision an individual makes should not just depend upon the cost of the equipment alone. Choose a reputable contractor as it is very important in identifying the overall price and satisfaction. Various private and public entities provides financing and rebate incentives for buying a new HVAC system.
One of the best ways to raise the value of the house is by upgrading the home with new furnace-air conditioner. One of the great reasons for updating is to conserve energy. Preserving the energy which is used each month can substantially help to lower the utility bills. Helping to save the homeowner money on utility bills and enhancing the upfront market value of the house are just two of the benefits of installing a new HVAC system.
Many houses presently have older HVAC systems that use a refrigerant known as R22 refrigeration and this is used to chill out the air passing in the room. R22 is known for depleting the ozone layer. In order to ban all R22 refrigerants from further depleting the ozone, the government passed new laws which were made mandatory for all the new air conditioners that were being installed to use only a new refrigerant named R-410A. This R-410A refrigerant is costlier but is effective in not harming the ozone.
Houses are generally operating at around a 70-80% rate of efficiency which implies that 70-80% of the energy is used to run the furnace in the house and the rest 20-30% is wasted. At present times most of the furnaces that are being installed are 90% better or more efficient which implies that 90% of the energy is consumed, which in turn can help to save large amount of money over the entire lifetime of the home furnace due to less waste.
Updating the equipment is a good method to improve a home but it does require upfront cost. First there is the cost of the new HVAC system. This cost can range between $750 -$3000 depending on the brand, size and the model. The average cost for a new furnace is approximately $1,400 for the unit and includes no other elements costs which are used for installing the furnace. The price of a new air conditioner is between $600-$3,000 which depends upon the brand, model and size. The average cost for a new air conditioner for a 2 bedroom / 1 bath house is approximately $1,200 which is just for the unit and does not include any installation costs. The coil of the new furnace costs around $300- $600 and that of a new air conditioner costs approximately $400.
When it's time to get a new HVAC system, price is always an issue. It's important to do your homework, ask lots of questions and get at least three quotes from reputable HVAC contractors.