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How Much Does HVAC System Installation, Repair and Replacement Average Cost in 2022?

A functional HVAC system benefits you in more ways than you could imagine. An HVAC system, apart from maintaining an ideal temperature, eliminates harmful allergens and microorganisms in the air from outside. A functional HVAC system will increase the livability of your building, and improve the health and quality of life of the residents. If you are not using an HVAC, consider getting one installed a necessity. HVAC systems, just like other systems, develop problems over time. To get the most out of your system, you need to get it inspected, maintained, and repaired regularly.

Note: All information shared below is collected from different online sources like Home Guide, Modernize, Home Advisor, and many more

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    HVAC System Cost in 2022

    National Average Cost $9,582
    Minimum Cost $2,700
    Maximum Cost $17,000
    Average Range $6,820 to $12,350

    Our HVAC technician has an eye for detail, and can detect problems that can otherwise go undetected for weeks or even months. If, however, your system is beyond repair or is nearing the end of its service life, get it replaced. When considering HVAC repair, replacement, and installation, one of the most important factors to consider is the overall project cost.

    Average HVAC Replacement Costs

    Want to get your old HVAC replaced? Expect to pay between $4,820 and $9,350. The cost of getting an HVAC replaced with a new system with ductwork is usually between $6,820 and $12,350. The actual cost will depend on several factors such as:

    Cost To Replace HVAC System in 2021


    Install Time

    Average Cost

    HVAC Replacement 1 -2 Days $4,820 – $9,350
    HVAC Install With Ductwork 3 – 7 Days $6,820 – $12,350
    HVAC Install With Add-Ons 4 – 8 Days $13,000 – $17,000
    • Labor expenses
    • Ductwork length
    • The size of your house
    • Upgrades opted for (such as an air cleaner, zoning system, or humidifier)

    HVAC Installation Costs

    HVAC contractors usually have three types of installation packages – the change out package, the full installation package, and the full install package. While the change out package includes a new system installation and a new heating system, the full installation package includes HVAC installation (with necessary equipment and ductwork). The full install package includes HVAC installation plus installation of upgrades such as a zoning system.


    Average Cost

    HVAC System Installation $5,820 – $9,350
    HVAC Ductwork Installation $11,000 – $16,000
    HVAC Air Handler $4,500 – $6,500
    Install Zoning System $5,300 – $8,500
    Install Thermostat $329 – $567


    Change-out HVAC costs are between $5,820 and $9,350. The cost of installing a new system with ductwork is between $8,820 and $14,350. Installing a system with ductwork is a more involved project. Expect our HVAC expert to complete it in 3-5 days. If you want to get your system installed with add-on, expect to pay between $13,000 and $19,000. Be prepared to pay an extra $3,300-$4,500 to get a zoning system installed. When calculating your HVAC installation cost, remember to factor in:

    • Project complexity
    • Ductwork length (if required)
    • The type, brand, and grade of selected components
    • Your home’s construction

    HVAC Unit Costs

    On average, an HVAC system (for a 1,000 square foot home) costs $1,900 without installation. The actual cost will depend on the size of your home, and the brand and efficiency rating of your system.

    HVAC Cost

    HVAC Unit Costs in 2021

    HVAC Unit

    Average Install Cost

    Furnace and AC Combo $5,820 – $9,350
    Central Air Conditioner $4,350 – $5,910
    Ductless HVAC $3,300 – $6,500
    Air Handler $3,500 – $6,500
    Gas Furnace $3,800 – $6,000
    Electric Furnace $3,600 – $5,500
    Oil Furnace $4,200 – $6,900
    Boiler / Radiator $5,500 – $5,500
    Air Source Heat Pump $5,000 – $8,000
    Geothermal Heat Pump $20,000 – $25,000

    HVAC Unit Price by Brand Comparison in 2021


    Average AC Unit Cost

    Average Gas Furnace Prices

    Goodman $2,080 $1720
    Bryant $2,210 $1990
    Rheem / Ruud $2,210 $2,100
    Amana $2,220 $1900
    Heil $2,280 $1850
    York $2,400 $1780
    American Standard $2,650 $2,300
    Carrier $2,680 $2,150
    Trane $2,690 $2,250
    Lennox $2,740 $2,400

    HVAC Brand Comparison in 2021


    Max Price



    Lennox $5,092 Signature series has an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating of 98.7%. (The AFUE rating is a measure of how efficiently the furnace uses the fuel it has.) It is Energy Star certified.
    Both the Elite series and the Merit series have an AFUE rating of 96% and are Energy Star certified.

    • HVAC – 10 years on all the components
    • Compressor – 10 years
    • Heat exchanger – 20 years

    Elite Series

    • Compressor – 10 years
    • Heat exchanger – 20 years

    Merit Series

    • Compressor – 10 years
    • Heat exchanger – 20 years

    Ductless Mini-Split

    • Covered components – 5 years
    Trane $5,960 The most efficient model is XC95m and has an AFUE rating of 97.3%. It is Energy Star certified and has a quiet operation.
    The quietest model is S9V2-VS with an AFUE rating of 97%, and it’s also Energy Star certified.
    The best value model is XB90 with an AFUE rating of 92%, and it’s rated very dependably.
    Base Limited Warranty

    • Covers parts that break due to manufacturer defects
    • Lasts from 1 – 20 years depending on the product
    • Register the product within 60 days, and it will become a registered limited warranty

    Registered Limited Warranty

    • All aspects of the base limited warranty
    • Lasts from 5 years to lifetime depending on product

    Optional Extended Warranty

    • All aspects of base and registered limited warranty
    • Covers all parts and labor
    • Length of time depends on the product purchased
    American Standard $4,872 American Standard has three different lines with SEER ratings from 21–14.
    Platinum has a SEER rating of 18–21 and has a variable speed fan.
    The Gold series is SEER rated 18–17, with a two-speed fan.
    The Silver series is SEER rated from 13–16 and each has a single speed fan.
    Carrier $4,676 Carrier’s Infinity system can control the humidity and the air quality in your home. The AFUE rating is 81% for their best system.
    • Limited warranty of 10 years for parts on all units
    Goodman $3,713 Goodman’s model GPG14M and GPG16M carries a SEER rating of 16 and an AFUE rating of 81%. They have multi-speed blower motors, and its premium copper tubing delivers excellent heat transfer.
    • Register product within 60 days for a 10-year warranty. Products not registered carry a 5-year warranty.
    Amana $3,022 Amana’s APG16M model has a SEER rating of 16 and an AFUE of 81%. Provides Clean Comfort air quality and an automated control panel that monitors all aspects of your system, and it gives you the ability to administrate from your smartphone.
    • Air conditioning and heat pumps have a lifetime limited warranty on the compressor to the original, registered homeowner.
    • Furnaces have a lifetime limited warranty for the heat exchanger to the original, registered homeowner.
    Bryant $4,424 Their Preferred Series has a SEER rating of up to 16 and an 81% AFUE. They come with a two-stage compressor.
    The Legacy Line comes with a single-stage compressor, a SEER of 14, and an 81% AFUE.
    Their Base Line systems have a single-stage compressor and a SEER of 14, and they will fit into almost any budget.
    • If registered within 90 days, get a standard-parts limited warranty for 10 years. If not registered within 90 days, the warranty is reduced to 10 years.
    Coleman $3,392 The Echelon series is Energy Star certified with a SEER rating of up to 20, with a two-stage compressor.
    The LK series has a SEER rating of up to 17 and has a single-stage compressor.
    Echelon Series

    • Parts have a 10-year warranty
    • Compressor has a lifetime limited warranty
    • Labor has a 90-day limited warranty

    LX Series

    • Compressor – 10-year limited warranty
    • Parts – 10-year limited warranty
    • Labor – 90-day limited warranty
    • Extended labor warranties are available
    Heil $3,053 The Quiet Comfort Deluxe line of products has a SEER rating of 16 and an 81% AFUE. Very quiet operation with a two-stage compressor.
    The Quiet Comfort line of products carries a 14 SEER rating and an 81% AFUE, and it uses a single-stage compressor.
    The Performance series has a 14 SEER rating with an 81% AFUE and is their economical choice for heating and cooling with a single-stage compressor.
    • Limited 10-year warranty on all functional parts
    • Key components may have a longer warranty
    • No-Hassle Replacement Limited Warranty
    • Top-of-the-line products – 10 years
    • Mid-line products – 5 years
    • Standard-level products – 1 – 3 years
    York $3,140 The Predator Series has a SEER rating of 12 and is Smart equipped.
    The Sun Premier Series the SEER rating is 11. It’s Smart equipped and has a minimum compressor run time.
    • Warranty depends on the product purchased, and it needs to be registered within 90 days.

    Affinity Split System AC units and Heat Pumps

    • Parts – 10-year limited warranty
    • Compressor – lifetime limited warranty
    • Labor – 1-year limited warranty

    LX Split System AC units and Heat Pumps

    • Compressor – 10-year limited warranty
    • Parts – 10-year limited warranty
    • Supplemental electric heat – 10-year limited warranty
    • Labor – 1-year limited warranty
    Rheem / Ruud $3,126 The Classic Plus series with an AFUE of 80%. It features two stages of operation, which saves energy.
    The Prestige Series also has an AFUE of 80% and two-stage operation but is more economically priced.
    • Compressor – 10-year limited warranty
    • Parts – 10-year limited warranty
    • Heat exchanger – 20-year limited warranty

    How Long Does an HVAC System Last?


    Lasts (Years)

    Furnace 10 – 30
    AC Unit 10 – 20
    Heat Pump 10 – 20

    Whether you want to get an existing HVAC repaired or replaced or are thinking of buying a new system, the importance of hiring a reputable and experienced contractor who has your best interest at heart cannot be emphasized enough. For us at AVS Heating & Air, nothing is more important than ensuring the convenience of our customers. Over the years, we have earned a reputation for delivering sustainable and cost-effective solutions. To discuss your project with our HVAC expert, call us at (703) 457-9028.

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    FAQ About HVAC

    Replacing an HVAC system without ductwork costs between $4,820 and $9,350

    HVAC system can cost between $2,700 and $17,000, based on a national average.

    An average, 1,200 – 2,200 square foot will cost $1,000 – $4,000.

    The average cost is $3,000 – $4,000 for 2000-square-foot house


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