Heat pumps prices vary widely based on factors we’ll discuss. They start at about $1,100 and can cost as much as $6,000.
Factors Affecting 2014 Heat Pump Prices
There are three key components to heat pump costs.
Efficiency: Today’s heat pumps range in efficiency from 13 SEER to about 23 SEER. The more efficient the model is, the more it will cost. In very warm climates, choosing a very efficient heat pump is a cost-effective choice.
In temperate climates such as coastal locations in southern or northern California, a less efficient heat pump makes sense. In very cold climates, choosing an efficient, dual-fuel heat pump is the best choice when the lowest energy bills are the goal.
Here are a few of today’s most efficient heat pumps:
Performance: There are three levels of performance, and they affect indoor comfort. The lowest is single-stage heating and cooling. The unit runs at high capacity all the time, so you might experience slight temperature fluctuations. These are the cheapest heat pumps, and are available in models from 13 to 16 SEER.
Next are two-stage heat pumps that run on low capacity except when a boost in heating or AC is needed. They offer better temperature balance and more dehumidification in the summer. They are moderately priced and available from 16 SEER to 20 SEER
Modulating heat pumps run at variable capacity to deliver very balanced heating and air conditioning. This produces the most comfortable climate control. Modulating heat pumps are also the most efficient and most expensive. They’re available starting at 20 SEER.
Size: Regardless of the model you choose, the larger it is, the more it will cost. A qualified contractor will size the unit for your home’s needs. They range from 1.5 tons to 5.0 tons of capacity.
Heat Pump Prices
As SEER ratings go up, so do the performance level and the price. Here are heat pump costs for the equipment. Expect installation to be $1,250 to $3,500 based on the difficulty of the job. The prices in each category cover units from 1.5 to 5.0 tons. Size range and different performance options account for the spectrum of prices in each category.
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