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Water Heater Cost Calculator

Use the Water Heater Cost Estimator to get a quick & accurate cost estimate to install/replace a Gas or Electric water heater in your home. Cost estimates include materials and professional labor by a licensed local plumbing contractor. Water heaters are an essential part of any home, and are used to heat water, so you can wash dishes, take warm showers, etc. Bad News: Water heaters have a “habit” of lasting between 5 to 10 years, at which point they usually start leaking. Good News: Water heaters are fairly inexpensive to install/replace, and the process usually takes 3-5 hours. So… Read more »

Furnace Price Quote Checker

Compare furnace price quotes that you got and see if you are getting a fair price, if it’s overpriced or below average – basically see if you are getting a good deal. Select your furnace efficiency & size, and compare your quote to the fair cost of installing a furnace near you. Price comparison is based on current cost of materials & labor, as well as local cost of living and contractor markups. This Furnace Price Checker makes it very easy to calculate the cost of a new furnace and compare the quote from your contractors, to what other HVAC… Read more »

Most Efficient Heat Pump In 2024 – Can It Heat Your Home All Winter?

Many environmental groups, special interest (utility companies & manufacturers to name a few) and “gullible individuals” in the US are promoting the use of HEAT PUMPS, and calling for the ban of fossil fuels for home heating. There is a slight problem though. You cannot heat your whole house with a heat pump! Here is why: Heat pumps are an excellent option for heating and cooling your home, offering incredible efficiency (100% to 300% more economical than electric heating) and they can be powered by solar! However, they often require a backup furnace or electric heater, as their heat output… Read more »

Furnace Cost Calculator

Furnace Cost Calculator estimates the cost of replacing your old gas/propane furnace with a new High Efficiency Furnace with an ECM motor, and one or two stage or modulating gas burner. Get local price quotes from HVAC / heating contractors near you. Price estimates are based on your home size, heat load, furnace AFUE rating & heating capacity in BTUs. Gas furnaces are the most common type of home heating systems in the US. If you a Central AC with air ducts, you most likely have a gas furnace to go along with it, for the heat. Gas furnace make… Read more »

AC Replacement Cost Calculator

Central Air Installation Cost Calculator

Central Air Installation & Replacement Cost Calculator accurately estimates the total cost to install central air in your home based on the information you provide. How To Use AC Installation Cost Calculator To get accurate cost, you will need to enter/select: A) Total area of the conditioned space in your home B) The type of HVAC system you would like to have installed (Central AC or Central Heat Pump, with or without a Furnace) C) SEER efficiency rating C1) Furnace AFUE efficiency (if selected) D) Project type – retrofit or new construction E) Home insulation level F) Duct options Final… Read more »

HVAC Size & BTU Load Calculator

This HVAC Heat Load Calculator will help you estimate proper system size in BTUs/h, base on simplified Manual-J method, that accounts for your home size, heat loss, geographic/regional adjustments, etc., to give you a pretty accurate size of you cooling/heating system, tailored to your home, as well as Estimated Cost of new HVAC system. Do you know what size Central AC or Heating System (furnace or boiler) you need? HVAC contractors are often lazy, and don’t do required Manual-J heat load calculation to properly size your HVAC system. Instead they oversize by 10-20%, to cover their “bases”. As a result,… Read more »

Choosing a Heat Pump – Ductless vs Central

When selecting a heat pump for your home, we feel it is important to clearly know what your expectations are: 1 – do you want just a very efficient Air Conditioner (cooling)? 2 – you are also interested in Heating your home with the heat pump? Let’s that a look at both use cases. 1 – Heat Pump for COOLING Most heat pumps are good at cooling – your main concern here should be the Price to Efficiency ratio and your cost of electricity. For example – if your electricity costs $0.10 / kWh, and you want to get an… Read more »

Heat Pump Cost Calculator [Ductless & Central]

Heat Pump Calculator

Heat Pump Cost Calculator accurately estimates the price of a New Ductless or Ducted (Central) Heat Pump AC, appropriate system size (in Tons & BTUs) based on heat load of your home, insulation grade, climate region, & local cost of living. Heat Pumps can provide central COOLING as well as HEATING for your entire home. However depending on specs & efficiency, prices can vary between $6,100 to over $19,000 for high efficiency low-temp heating models. This calculator will help you estimate the cost of a heat pump that’s right for you! Heat Pumps are a hot new thing in home… Read more »

Condensing Boiler Cost Calculator

High Efficiency Condensing Boiler

Upgrading your current heating system to a high efficiency condensing boiler can save you hundreds of dollars a year. Use the Condensing Boiler Calculator to estimate the cost of upgrading from a traditional to a modulating condensing boiler. How Much Does A Condensing Boiler Cost? On average, homeowners report spending $6,500 to install a condensing boiler that will heat a 2,000 sq.ft. home. This cost estimate includes all materials and professional installation for a 90K BTU condensing boiler with 95% AFUE (boiler efficiency). On the low-end of the price spectrum, a 90K BTU condensing boiler costs $5,680, while the same… Read more »

2023 Boiler Replacement Cost – Prices, Pros & Cons, Types & Operating Costs

Boilers are the heart of the heating system. Heating fluid (usually water or steam) starts with the boiler and ends with the boiler. The piping and radiators and/or floor heating all carry the fluid from the boiler through the house and back to the boiler. It’s a Boiler – not a Water Heater Boilers and water heaters are two different devices. Water heaters heat water for domestic hot water usage to your temperature setting (which is typically not more than 120-130°F to prevent scalding), and then provide your house with hot water. This is the hot water that comes out… Read more »