The cost of a new HVAC system is one of the most common questions we receive. In addition to concerns about installations, repairs, and maintenance, we know cost is at the forefront of your mind. Precision Air is here to help answer your questions and give you the peace of mind you need to move forward with the right installation or replacement.

In this article, you will learn:

  • The average HVAC costs you can expect
  • How to choose the right HVAC system for your home
  • How to save money on your HVAC costs

Most Frequently Asked Questions About HVAC Costs

Before we dive into your most important questions about HVAC costs, know that you can call our team any time for answers to specific questions or scheduling. This handy guide will help you get started, and our team will help with the rest.

If you are ready for a new HVAC system, have a question about HVAC costs, or need to schedule a tune-up, give our trusted team a call at (503) 878-1255.

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How Much Does an HVAC System Cost?

Whether you are installing a heater, AC, or mini-split system, your HVAC costs may vary. Below are some general HVAC costs for the most popular heating and cooling systems.


An 80% efficiency furnace starts at around $3,000. Standard furnaces provide 80% annual fuel utilization efficiency and expel 20% of the energy produced by natural gas as exhaust. Higher efficiency or energy-saving systems range from around $3,500 to $4,500, depending on whether you install a single-stage or a two-stage furnace.

AC Unit

A new electrical AC costs around $4,500. A replacement will range about the same, costing anywhere between $4,000 and $4,500. If you live in Vancouver, HVAC costs should be evaluated based on how often you will use your AC. If you are only using your AC every 3 months out of the year, for example, you may be able to get away with installing a cheaper system and get a better return on your investment.

Mini-Split System

Installing a mini-split system in a single zone or room will cost around $4,500. If you plan on installing a mini-split in 5 rooms, you will likely spend around $8,500 in total HVAC costs. Vancouver residents and those elsewhere in the PNW benefit best from a ductless Mitsubishi system since they are one of the most trusted and popular systems on the market. Learn more over on our products page.

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How Long Does a Free Quote on New Equipment Take?

At Precision Air, we value your time and budget. To ensure you receive a quote that is as close to your final estimate as possible, we prefer to perform quote evaluations on-site. Attempting to give our customers quotes over the phone can lead to miscommunications or misunderstandings. We send out an installation manager or sales representative to gather all necessary information about your property and current HVAC system to give you the best quote.

How Can I Save Money on My Monthly HVAC Costs?

There are several things you can do to save money every year on your HVAC cost. Little habits add up over time and help keep your monthly bill lower.

Try some of these great tips to you save on HVAC cost:

  1. Maintain Your System

    Don’t forget to stay on top of yearly maintenance, periodic filter changes, and other maintenance tasks. Knowing the age of your system will determine how often you need to receive professional maintenance. If you are unsure how old your HVAC system is, especially if you’ve just moved into a new home, give one of our technicians a call to schedule an evaluation.

  2. Use a Programmable Thermostat

    Using a thermostat that automatically adjusts with preset times can save you money. At Precision Air, we are big fans of the NEST thermostat. This thermostat lets you program and control your home’s temperature right from your phone. While on vacation, at work, or lounging in bed, you can control your thermostat with ease — and save money too!

  3. Use Curtains to Block Heat

    Before you turn on your AC, try closing the blinds and curtains. Dark, UV blocking curtains work extremely well to block out the sun and deflect heat. Investing in some heat-resistant curtains will help keep costs low during Summer.

  4. Upgrade Your Current System

    Older systems can be less efficient than newer models. If you know your system is older than 10 or 15 years, contact our team for an evaluation. You can save on HVAC costs in the long run if you invest in an energy-efficient system.

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Does Precision Air Offer Rebates or Financial Incentives?

Yes! Our biggest rebate offer relates to ductless systems. Any time you convert an electrical heating system to a ductless mini-split system, either the Energy Trust of Oregon or Clark Public Utilities offers you a rebate for the conversion. You are eligible to receive anywhere between $500 to $1000 off your HVAC cost.

In addition to our rebates, we also offer financial assistance through Foundation Finance Company LLC. We know that a little help can be a huge relief — especially when it comes to your HVAC cost. That’s why we work with you and your budget to ensure your family stays comfortable year-round without the stress of breaking your bank.

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Learn More About HVAC Cost | Vancouver, Portland & More

To find out even more about your projected HVAC cost, get in touch with our Vancouver technicians today. We can have one of our experts come out to your home or business for an on-site evaluation. We look forward to working with you and helping you determine which installation will serve your HVAC cost budget best.

In addition to Vancouver, we also serve Portland and other surrounding cities. No matter where you are, answers to your HVAC cost questions and other concerns are just a quick call away.

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