If you’re interested in installing a heat pump in your New Orleans home, your biggest question is probably how much it will cost to get your system up and running. Here are some of the factors that can determine the cost to install a new heat pump for a New Orleans home.
Heat Pump Size
The size of your heat pump, which is measured in tonnage, has a big impact on the cost of your installation. Heat pumps range between 1 and 5 tons, and the larger the heat pump, the higher your installation costs are likely to be.
The efficiency rating of your heat pump also plays a part in how much you’re likely to pay for your installation. The SEER rating determines the cool efficiency of your pump, and the HSPF rating measures heating efficiency. The higher the ratings, the bigger the expense, but this will be worth it in the long term because your energy bills will likely be lower.
Blower Motor and Compressor
You’ll also need to consider the type of blower motor and compressor in your system when determining installation costs. A variable-speed blower motor will improve your comfort, but it is more expensive than a fixed-speed motor. The same thing goes for compressors. Variable-speed compressors work better, but they cost more than single-stage or two-stage compressors.
Modifications to Your Home
If you need to make modifications to your home to accommodate your heat pump, your installation costs may increase. For instance, if your electrical system needs to be repaired or updated or if you need to install new ductwork in your house, your installation costs are going to be higher than they would be otherwise.
A myriad of factors can impact the cost of heat pump installation, but on average, you should expect to pay around $7,000 — and thanks to efficient heating and improved comfort, the installation costs will be well worth it. Call Bryans United Air Conditioning today at 504-208-2071 and let us help you choose and install a heat pump system in your home.
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