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Question DetailsAsked on 2/22/2018

How much does it cost to install and purchase a HVAC system I have a single story home total 1250 square feet

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You did not say how well insulated the hyouse is or where in the country it is located or if a detached home or part of a complex (which generally needs less heating and cooling, particularly if an interior unit, because of the shared walls being basically same temp as your home) - so your unit could be anywhere from as small as a 1-1.5 ton on up to morelikely (for detached house in areas with real summers) a 2-2.5 or in rare cases possibly even a 3-3.5 ton unit (though unlikely that big) in really hot or hot and very humid area.


Costs likely, ROUGH ballpark, around $2000-3500 for a normal cost unit - on up to as much as twice that for an extremely high efficiency unit, though unless you are going to live there for the life of the unit (say 15-20 years or so) real high efficiency units rarely pay off unless in Death Valley or such. If in an area where it rarely gets below about 40-45 and almost never below about 25-30, a Heat Pump (which produces heat when not really cold outside by drawing the energy from the outside air and putting it into your house, as well as operating as an A/C in the hot season) might be something to look into, especially if you have no heating unit, use electric heaters, or your furnace is also getting old and needing replacement.


Note above cost range assumed you either have an existing unit installed, or have no A/C now but could accept a mini split unit (look that up) which has fan/evaporator units mounted high up on a couple to maybe a few walls in the house - not service to basicallyo every room like a ducted unit. If talking putting in an HVAC unit is a house that currently has none (except maybe space or electric wall heaters) then an additional thousand or so to maybe two (if no easy ducting routes through crawlspace or basement) might be needed if looking at installing ducts from scratch as well.

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