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How Much Does A New Heating and Cooling System Cost?


Replacing your furnace and air conditioner, the two main parts of your heating and cooling system, can be essential but nerve-racking. It can be costly, especially if you are replacing it all at once. Here at Partney Heating and Cooling, we can answer your questions and make the process as easy and pain-free as possible.

Two Air Conditioners Side by Side

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.

A Furnace

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.

Air Conditioners

The Answer

With all that in mind, to replace your heating and cooling system 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!

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