Whether you are building a new home or deciding what kind of HVAC system is right for your existing home, a heat pump can be a great investment. Not only are heat pumps long lasting and energy efficient, but they combine heating and cooling into one system. The primary concern you may have about a heat pump is the initial cost of heat pump installation. While it is true that heat pumps have a higher installation cost than other systems, you will also immediately save money in running costs because of their higher efficiency.
Heat pump installation typically costs between $4,000-7,000. Make sure you get several estimates before selecting a company for your heat pump installation. The cost will vary depending on the type of system you choose, the brand, and the capacity. Make sure your estimates include cleanup costs, as well as the cost to remove and haul away any existing systems. The total cost will also include specialty equipment needed for installation and the materials and supplies required.
In general, if you have a larger home, you will require a higher capacity pump. While you want to have a unit that will have enough power for your home’s size, you also don’t want to end up with a larger, more powerful unit than you need. Your HVAC contractor will consider the square footage of your home, as well as the wall and floor area to determine what heat pump is right for your heat pump installation. Another consideration will be the sound rating of the unit, as they can be quite noisy during operation. A new heat pump installation is a great time to consider installing a smart thermostat, as well, for even greater efficiency. This type of thermostat allows you to make adjustments to your system even when you are away from your home by using a computer or smart phone app.