The average lifespan of an HVAC system is around 15 years. More specifically, your air conditioner unit lasts about 10-15 years, while furnaces tend to last a bit longer. If you have a reasonably well-functioning HVAC system, one of the quickest ways to age the system and require a replacement system is to fail to get routine maintenance. If you are in or around Gainesville, FL, learn about Buckhalter Heating & Air Conditioning’s HVAC maintenance services today!
What Does a Replacement HVAC System Cost?
When and if the day comes that you need a new HVAC system, even if you’ve been getting routine maintenance to extend the life of your old system, how much can you expect to pay for it? It depends on what type of HVAC system you have. Here is how the price breaks down between the three most common types of HVAC systems:
#1: Split System
This is the most common type of HVAC system, which has two main units — one for cooling and one for heating. The cooling unit is typically located outside while the heating unit is located in the basement. The cost to replace the equipment for a standard 14 SEER split system typically ranges between $7,500 and $10,000.
#2: Mini-Split (Ductless) Systems
This type of HVAC system entails individual units in each room, typically mounted on indoor windows and attached to an outdoor compressor. They require no ductwork to operate, which can reduce the cost to install them, but, depending on how many rooms you have, those savings can be canceled out by the need for more equipment in each room. The cost to replace the equipment for a standard single zone ductless system ranges between $8,000 and $15,000.
#3: Packaged Systems
Packaged HVAC systems are pretty uncommon. They are where all the major parts of a system are packaged together in one cabinet. They are typically outdoor units. The cost to replace a standard 14 SEER packaged HVAC system ranges from $10,000 to $14,000.
If you are ready to learn more about your options for HVAC replacement and live here in Florida, the team at Buckhalter Heating & Air Conditioning would love to help you. We provide full-service HVAC repairs and replacements throughout the region. Learn more about our comprehensive HVAC services today!