HVAC Pricing

At UniColorado, we believe in transparency with HVAC pricing. Our online cost calculators provide estimates for your project’s needs. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help.

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Intro

The HVAC unit is the backbone of your comfort in your home. It’s what keeps the house livable in an extreme climate like our lovely Colorado. So, we know how stressful it can be for homeowners to deal with HVAC issues; that’s why we have compiled our Colorado HVAC pricing guides below for residential customers.

How Much Does HVAC Repair Cost?

HVAC repairs can cost anywhere between $75 to $1000+. For the initial service call, UniColorado charges $75; the $75 is waived with any repair or service completed by us.

Other HVAC companies in Denver typically charge $100 – $180 for service calls with some companies adding additional hidden fees and “transporation” charges upon arrival. From there, most HVAC companies in Denver charge flat rate prices for typical repairs and services.

The typical repair cost is determined at the time of arrival. HVAC repair cost typically depends on:

  • Unit Type: For example, forced-air furnaces & AC’s are in common in Colorado and are typically fixed easily and in a timely manner. However, complicated or legacy HVAC systems may not be serviceable with the ease of a regular forced-air system.
  • HVAC Brand: The brand of your HVAC unit makes a difference. Some brands require proprietary parts which can be expensive. Typically, the more high-end or feature-packed the HVAC unit, the more expensive the parts.
  • Warranty: The typical parts warranty on forced-air HVAC units is 5-years standard or 10-years if the HVAC unit was registered at the time of installation. Some specialty equipment typically have much shorter manufacturer warranties which can be as low as 1-year.
  • Parts availability: HVAC units typically have parts availability and are supported by manufacturers up to 15 years. Certain parts may be replaced with universal parts, but parts that have safety requirements such as gas exchangers, inducer draft motors and gas valves should not be replaced with universal parts in most cases.
  • Severity of the problem: For example, certain issues like sensor failure are common and can happen at anytime for no reason. These are typically cheap to fix. However, certain problems, such as inducer draft motor replacement, cracked heat exchanger issues or compressor failure are rarer, are not typical and can be more difficult and expensive to repair.
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Furnace Repair Cost

We charge $75 to visit your home & diagnose the issue. You’ll be provided with all options possible. Most of our customers spent around $140 – $880* to repair their furnace in 2023*. The total cost to repair a furnace can vary widely.

Most furnaces require annual or bi-annual service. If the unit is not serviced or filter changes are not regular, units can fail prematurely. As the unit ages (typically past the 10-year mark), part failure rates increase.

The most common issues for furnaces in Colorado are sensor failure, blower or inducer draft motor failure, non-functional control boards & dirty filters.

Below, you will find common repairs & services. UniColorado prides itself on being priced lower than our competitors while exceeding our competitor’s quality of work:

WorkIndustry AverageOur Average
Service Call / Trip-Charge$100 to $350$75
Flame Sensor Replacement$450$180-250
Blower Replacement$500-$1,600$700-900
Inducer Draft Motor Replacement$600-$2,200$500-$1,100

AC Repair Cost

We charge $75 to visit your home & diagnose the issue. You’ll be provided with all options possible.

Most of our customers spent around $180 – $750* to repair their central AC system in 2023*. The total cost to repair a central AC unit can vary widely.

Most Central Airconditioning units require annual service before the AC is turned on in the summer. If your AC unit is not serviced or furnace filter changes are not on-time, AC units can freeze, overwork their compressor or fail altogether prematurely. As the unit ages (typically past the 10-year mark), part failure rates increase.

The most common issues for airconditioning units in Colorado are dirty furnace filters, dirty outdoor unit, low refrigerant, clogged indoor coil and capacitor failures.

Below you will find typical AC repairs and their price ranges:

WorkIndustry AverageOur Average
Service Call / Trip-Charge$100 - $350$75
Dual Cap Replacement$350 - $500$180-250
Compressor Replacement$1,800 - $6,000$1,200 - $2,800
Anti-Freeze Installation$250 - $350$180

HVAC Repair Cost Breakdown by Part

When HVAC units have replaceable parts, it typically costs $75 to $2,500 to repair them, depending on the severity of your issue. Below, you will find ranges for HVAC repair cost for typical part replacements:

Control Board

Circuit boards can fail randomly and for a wide variety of reasons.  Replacing your circuit board will cost $400 to $1,100.

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Thermostat

On average, thermostat installation cost is $150. Depending on the thermostat’s features, the thermostat itself can cost between $55 and $300.

We charge $125 to install thermostats supplied by customers; in certain cases, a C-Wire kit or rewiring may be required that can cost between $200-$600 additionally.

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Blower or Indcuer Motor

There are two fans inside forced-air HVAC systems —the inducer draft motor and the blower. The blower moves air through your ductwork; the inducer draft motor burns gas and generates heat. Occasionally a loud screeching or banging noise is heard when the HVAC system is turned on; loud noises in your HVAC system are typically a sign of failure in the blower or inducer draft motor assembly.

Replacing your inducer fan motor will cost between $500 and $1,800, while blower fan motors can cost $600 to $1,200.

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How to Save Money on HVAC Repairs

As a homeowner, saving money where you can should be a priority. Unfortunately, HVAC issues may arise randomly and at unexpected times. However, there are steps you can take to set yourself up for savings and success:

  • Changing your filters regularly
  • Keeping the area around your HVAC unit debris-free
  • Replacing unrepairable parts when necessary
  • Getting your HVAC unit serviced reguarly
 

Average Cost of Furnace and Air Conditioner Replacement

HVAC system replacement cost varies widely as the needs of each homeowner and the property is unique.

Whether you need to replace your HVAC unit or add a new system, forced air system installation cost can be as low as $3,600 all the way up to $30,000+.

Furnace Replacement Cost

The cost to install a furnace varies widely depending on your home size, features you’d like and the type of fuel it would use.

Common price ranges for furnace installation are listed below.

Type of FurnaceCost Range
Standard Efficiency Gas Furnace$2,200 to $6,500
High Efficiency Gas Furnace$2,800 to $8,800
Electric Furnace$2,100 to $7,800
Single-Stage Airhandler - Heatpump Compatible$4,100 to $7,400
Variable Speed Airhandler - Heatpump Compatible$5,800 to $13,200

AC Replacement Cost

AC unit replacement cost varies between property to property. Whether you’ve had central AC before (replacement) or installing AC into a property that hasn’t had it before (fresh AC) also make a difference in price.

Common AC Replacement prices are listed below.

Type of ACCost Range
Standard Efficiency (14SEER) - Condenser & Coil Replacement$4,200 to $6,700
High Efficiency (16SEER) - Condenser & Coil Replacement$4,800 to $7,500
Heatpump (17SEER) - Condenser & Coil Replacement$6500 to $10,800
Full Standard Efficiency Furnace + AC Combination$7,800 to $10,400
Full High Efficiency Furnace + AC Combination$8,800 to $13,800

What Factors Influence the Cost of a New HVAC System?

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Home Size
The size of your home is a crucial factor in determining the size and cost of your HVAC system. Larger homes require more powerful systems to effectively heat and cool the space, which translates to higher costs.

Scope of Work
The complexity of your HVAC project directly impacts its price. Installing a new system from scratch, including ductwork, outdoor and indoor units, will cost more than simply replacing an existing system. Additional work like installing central AC for the first time, upgrading electrical panels, or running new pipes can further increase the project cost.

Equipment Quality
The brand and quality of your HVAC equipment significantly affect the price. Higher-end brands often come with a premium price tag due to their superior quality, reliability, and advanced features. However, investing in top-quality equipment can lead to better performance, lower maintenance costs, and a longer lifespan for your system.

Installation Quality
Choosing a certified, experienced installer is essential for ensuring the proper functioning and efficiency of your HVAC system. While a quality installation may cost more upfront, it can save you money in the long run by preventing costly repairs and ensuring optimal performance. At UniColorado, we pride ourselves on 100% of installations being done to manufacterer specifications.

Efficiency & Features
Higher-efficiency HVAC systems typically cost more initially but can result in substantial energy savings over time. Advanced features like smart thermostats, zoning systems, and high-efficiency filters can also add to the overall cost of your HVAC project. However, these investments can pay off in terms of increased comfort, convenience, and lower utility bills.

Location of the Unit Outside the Home
The placement of your air conditioning system’s condenser unit can impact the overall cost of your HVAC installation. If the distance between the indoor and outdoor units is significant, longer refrigerant lines may be required, adding to the installation costs.

Moreover, if the outdoor unit is situated in a hard-to-reach area, such as on a roof or in a confined space, the installation and maintenance costs may increase due to the additional labor and equipment required to access the unit.

Location of the Unit Inside the Home
The location of your furnace or air handler within your home can also affect the price of your HVAC installation. If the furnace is installed in a difficult-to-access area, like a crawl space or attic, the installation and servicing costs may be higher due to the extra labor and equipment needed to work in these confined spaces.

HVAC Brands & Pricing

The brand you choose for your HVAC system can greatly impact your overall project cost. At UniColorado, we’ve done the hard work for you. Our team tests, researches, and analyzes various HVAC products to ensure our customers get the best value for their investment.

As an authorized dealer of over 30 HVAC brands, we have extensive experience with a wide range of equipment. While it may be tempting to opt for the cheapest option, we advise homeowners to consider the long-term value of their investment. HVAC units are designed to last for decades, and choosing quality equipment can save you money on repairs and replacements in the long run.

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of HVAC brands along with their estimated cost ranges for a basic furnace. We’ve also included our quality ratings for each brand based on our years of experience in the industry.

How Much Does It Cost to Install a New HVAC System by Style?

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Forced-Air Furance and AC
On average, it costs $7,200 to $13,400 to install a new forced-air furnace and air-conditioning system in the Denver metro area. System size, location and efficiency determine the final HVAC installation cost.

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On average, it costs $3,800 to $18,600 to install a new heat pump minisplit in the Denver metro area. A variety of factors and the number of zones can change the price.

  • Intro
  • HVAC Repair Cost
  • Furnace Repair Cost
  • AC Repair Cost
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Save Money On Repairs
  • Furnace Replacement
  • AC Replacement
  • Pricing Factors
  • HVAC Brands
  • FAQ
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HVAC

How much is a HVAC system for a 2000 sq ft house?

Typically, the total cost to replace an HVAC system (forced-air) for a 2000 sqft is $7,200 – $10,200 in Colorado.

How much does a new HVAC system cost in 2023?

HVAC prices went up approximately 6% per quarter in 2022. The average price for replacement in 2022 for UniColorado customers in the Denver metro area was $8,800 for a new furnace and AC system.

What are the top brands of HVAC systems?

Our HVAC installers rank American Standard / Trane as the top brand for reliability and build quality in 2023. Some of the other well known brands include Carrier or Bryant, Lennox or Armstrong, Rheem or Ruud.

Will HVAC prices go down in 2023?

As the price of raw materials and labor increases due to untamed inflation in the United States, we do not expect HVAC prices to decrease in 2023.

What should I look for in a new HVAC system?
  1. Size: It’s important to select a system that is appropriately sized for your home. If the system is too small, it won’t be able to effectively heat or cool your home. If it’s too large, it will short cycle and waste energy.

  2. Efficiency: Look for a system with a high energy efficiency ratio (EER) or seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). This will help you save on energy costs in the long run.

  3. Features: Consider the features that are important to you, such as a noise reduction or more saving money on utility bills.

  4. Price: Determine your budget and look for a system that is durable but competitively priced.

  5. Warranty: A longer warranty can provide peace of mind and potentially save you money on repairs in the future.

  6. Reputation: Research the reputation of the brand and the specific model you are considering. Look for reviews from other homeowners and consider the experiences of friends or family members who have similar systems.

  7. Professional installation: Proper installation is crucial for the performance and efficiency of your new HVAC system. Choose a reputable contractor like UniColorado to install your system.

What is the cost to install hvac system with ductwork?

If you’re looking to install a new HVAC system with ductwork in a new construction setting, you can expect a cost range between $12,000 – $45,000 depending on the projects complexity. Number of floors, sealing requirements and equipment type can widely affect your project.

Furnace

When should I replace my furnace?

Typically, we recommend replacement when the unit has become older than 15 years and is not worth putting money into repairs.

 

Like any appliance, most furnaces have an expected lifetime of 10-20 years, lasting around 15 years on average.

 

 

How much does a furnace replacement cost?

A regular gas furnace replacement ranges from around $2,500 to $7,500. On average, the cost is around $4,500.

 

Can you repair an old furnace?

We can definitely try.

We ask that you keep in mind that as the unit ages, more and more parts can start failing randomly.

At a certain furnace age, it makes more sense to replace than repair, similar to an old car.

We charge $75 to check the unit and provide all options.

If you just want a replacement quote for your furnace, it’s a free estimate.

How much do you charge for a replacement quote?

It’s a free estimate to provide replacement or installation pricing for furnaces with UniColorado.

If you want your unit checked & repaired, the cost to come out is $75.

AC

When should I replace my AC unit?

Typically, we recommend replacement when the unit has become older than 10 years and is not worth putting money into repairs.

Like any appliance, most Airconditioning units have an expected lifetime of 10-15 years, lasting around 10 years on average.

If your AC unit uses R22 refrigerant, it should not be recharged. If your AC unit has a major leak, refilling the refrigerant will not fix the issue. Replacement is recommended for both cases.

How much does Denver AC replacement cost?

A standard efficiency condenser & coil installation ranges from around $4,200 to $6,700 in Colorado. On average, the cost to replace your AC in the Denver area is around $5,400 including all equipment and labor.

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