How Much Can a New Heating System Cost?
When you want a new heating system for your home, it is important to know about the different types of systems available on the market. The cost of your new system will depend mainly on its type, while other factors also play important roles. If you are on a budget and want to learn about the cost of installing a new system, Air Texas AC has some valuable insights to help you.
Types of Heating Systems & Cost
There are three different types of heating systems. This includes:
Furnaces are the most widely used systems for heating homes, with natural gas being the most commonly used fuel type. They are also prevalent in office buildings. Furnace heating systems can cost in the range of $2,500 and $4,500 for complete installation. The cost can vary based on your location and the type of fuel used. Costs are also affected by the brand you choose and the amount of work required for installation.
As their name suggests, boilers use water for heating up your home. The hot water is pumped into pipes that disperse the heat using a coil or radiator. The system also produces steam, which can further help with heating. They can cost in the range of $3,000 and $5,000.
Heat pumps work similarly to air conditioners, but in the opposite way. If you want to install a heat pump, you should look at a cost of $4,000 and $7,000. The cost will depend on the size of your home and how complex the installation job is. Some of the main features of heat pumps are as follows:
- They pull external air and heat it to deliver within your home
- Above-ground and air-heating pumps are more commonly used. They are adorable and easy to install.
- In-ground heat pumps use geothermal heat and cost more.
Factors Affecting Heating System Costs
As mentioned above, there are many other factors at play when it comes to the cost of your heating system. This includes:
Type of Fuel
Different heaters need different fuels to work. Gas and electricity are the most common fuel uses, and the choice of heating system and fuel type affect the cost. Keep the following points in mind:
- Gas heaters are more expensive to install but the cost of operation is lower
- If you want to replace your electrical heating system, the cost of installation will be lower for a new electrical heater
- If you have a gas heating system, it will be more affordable to replace it with a new gas heater
You should always choose a heating system that is the right size for your home. The cost of the heater and installation will depend on the physical size and heating capacity of the unit. Heating capacity is measured in terms of BTU’s. It is important to realize that you don’t have much control over the selection of the heater’s size. It will be determined by your professional installers.
You can expect to spend more on higher-efficiency heaters initially, but their operating costs will be lower. Efficiency is measured in terms of AFUE. Higher ratings translate into greater efficiency. Heaters with a 90% or higher rating are considered excellent. Electric heaters can have up to 100% AFUE.
Besides these factors, extra comfort features can also affect the cost of your heating system. If you want to replace your existing heating unit or want to install a new system from the ground up, we have you covered. For any information about our services, feel free to contact us at (210) 602-7181 or send us a message.