December 20, 2017
If you’re in the market for a new heat pump, you’re probably wondering “How much is this going to cost me?”
The answer? Well, the cost to install a heat pump in Florida ranges from $5,274 to $6,975 with the average homeowner paying $6,130.
Of course, the only way to get the exact price of your heat pump installation is to get an estimate from an HVAC tech. But, if you want to do a little more research first, read on.
We’ll explain how the following 4 factors determine the price of a heat pump installation:
When you’re looking for a new heat pump, you’ll have several important decisions to make concerning the heat pump unit itself.
Heat pump units vary in price according to the:
Heat pumps are sized according to how much heat they can move in an hour—measured in “tonnage”. Residential heat pumps are usually sized anywhere from 1 to 5 tons.
But what’s most important to know is that you don’t have a choice in what heat pump size you get. The amount of cooling or heating your home needs determines what size heat pump you’ll get.
In order to (correctly) determine the size heat pump your home needs, a professional should inspect your home and take into consideration various factors such as:
The bottom line? You need a professional to determine the size heat pump you need. And beware contractors who rely on “rule-of-thumbs” like only looking at the square footage of your home.
Typically, the “bigger” the brand, the more you’ll pay for your heat pump unit. But here’s a little secret: there’s usually very little variance in quality from brand to brand. So, our suggestion is to focus less on the brand and more on the SEER & HSPF rating of the unit.
Which takes us to our next factor…
Because a heat pump can provide both cooling and heating, each unit receives two efficiency ratings:
Basically, the higher the rating, the more efficient the unit and the higher its upfront cost. BUT it’s important to remember that higher ratings also mean higher lifetime savings on energy costs.
Our suggestion? Get a heat pump with a:
Just like any service, the higher the quality and more experienced the contractor, the higher they typically charge for labor.
But beyond that, contractors charge 2 different ways:
Our suggestion is to choose a contractor that offers flat-rate pricing so that there are no surprises when you get the bill. But more importantly, make sure that you choose an installer who:
Need more guidance? Just check out our blog “Top 10 Essential Qualities to Look for in an HVAC Contractor”.
Oftentimes, a heat pump’s warranty is built into the overall installation price. The longer the coverage of your warranty, the higher the overall installation price.
3 types of warranties you’ll be offered for your heat pump include:
Like most big projects, there are a lot of “unknowns” when it comes to a heat pump installation, which could raise the total price of what you’ll pay.
For example, you could be looking at a higher-than-average price tag for your heat pump installation if:
Want a specific quote for your Florida heat pump installation?
Just contact us.
We’ll send out a professional who will inspect your home then give you a fair, flat-rate price on your heat pump installation.
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