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Replacing both your furnace and air conditioner at the same time can be costly. Both are essential expenses, and yet can be nerve-racking. Here at Partney Heating and Cooling, we can answer your questions and make the process as easy and pain free as possible.

How Much Does a Furnace Cost Alone?

  • This question is hard to answer as depending on the energy source you choose to use for your furnace, the cost can increase. Electric furnaces are usually less expensive than gas furnaces and cost less to install. However, gas furnaces are less expensive to operate.
  • Furnaces will also cost more depending on their size. If you need your furnace to heat a 3,000 square feet home for example, it’s going to cost more than it would to heat a house that is 1,500 square feet.
  • Different brands of furnaces can cost more or less. York’s furnaces have been known to cost less on average than American Standard’s.

According to Home Advisor, the average cost of an electrical furnace, including installation, is $2,615. The average cost of a gas furnace is $3,585. That is roughly a $970 difference.

How Much Does an Air Conditioner Cost Alone?

 

  • There are six different types of air conditioners; Central Air Conditioning Air Conditioners, Ductless Air Conditioners, Split System Air Conditioners, Hybrid Air Conditioners, Portable Air Conditioners, and Window Air Conditioners. Most people go for Central Air Conditioning Air Conditioners as they can cool homes efficiently. Each of these air conditioners are best suited for different homes and businesses, however that’s a blog post for another day.
  • Size also plays a factor in the cost of an air conditioner just like it does with a furnace. The bigger, the house, the more the air conditioner will cost.
  • Different brands also cost more or less just like with furnaces do too. Different brands suit different needs better, such as how York does Split System Air Conditioners.

The national average for air conditioners in 2019, as specified by HomeAdvisor, is $5,466. You can however, save more money if you purchase an air conditioner that suits your needs, but not your wants.

The Answer

With all that in mind, to replace an air conditioner and furnace without extra costs such as repairing pre-existing ductwork, you will most likely be spending around $8,566. This includes the average of electric and gas furnaces combined.

Do you need help finding the best air conditioner and furnace for your needs? Contact Partney Heating and Cooling, and we can help you right away!

Which One Is Best?

Trying to find the best air conditioner that can suit your needs can be overwhelming. There are six types of air conditioners and that doesn’t even get into brands! It can be overwhelming for us sometimes too, and we’re the experts. Luckily, we’re here to help you out by narrowing it down. Today, we’ll be discussing window air conditioners and central air conditioners. They are both fantastic choices, but it’s likely that one of them fits your needs better.

What Is There to Know About Central Air Conditioners?

• Central Air-Conditioners fall into two categories; Packaged Central Air Conditioners or Split-System Central Air Conditioners. A packaged Air Conditioner has everything in one container. A Split-System Air Conditioner separates the evaporator into one container while the compressor and condenser go into another.

• A central air conditioner is designed to heat a whole house, making it more efficient than window  air conditioners.

• Central air conditioners are permanent.

• As reported by Home Advisor, central air conditioners cost between $3,754 – $7,244.

What Is There to Know About Window Air Conditioners?

• While there aren’t different types of window air conditioners, there are different types of windows and knowing which type of windows and the size of your windows is crucial when selecting a window air conditioner.

• A window air conditioner is designed to heat only one room, making it far less efficient than central air conditioners.

• Window air conditioners can be temporary or permanent. When removing them, however, it’s best to have a professional do the job.

• According to Remodeling Expense, the average cost of a window air conditioner, including installation fees, is between $280.30 – $695.00.

Conclusion

Window air conditioners cost less than central air conditioners, but are far less efficient. They only heat one room while central air conditioners can heat a whole household. Both air conditioners are great choices for different households.

Do you need help finding the perfect air conditioner and installing it? We can help you out! Give us a call or use the contact form HERE.

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