How Much Does It Cost To Install A Heat Pump? (Cost Guide)

Heat pump installation costs are essential for a new heating and cooling system. However, figuring out what type of heat pump will work best for your home can be overwhelming. Additionally, you might be wondering how much the total cost of installation might be. This piece will review the costs associated with heat pump installation, including labor and materials. So stay put into learning how much you can expect to pay for your heat pump installation.

Heat Pump Installation Cost Overview

Heat pumps are a popular choice for heating and cooling homes or buildings. They can provide energy-efficient solutions to climate control. Heat pumps are available in different varieties, each with additional installation costs. Here’s a breakdown of the cost of installing various heat pump types.

Air Source Heat Pump Installation Cost

Air source heat pumps are the most common type of heat pump. They draw in air from outside to cool and warm air on your home’s interior. The cost of installing an air source heat pump will depend on a few factors, which we will discuss later in this article.

The typical cost to install an air source heat pump in every room with a separate indoor air handler unit is between $3,625 and $5,200. (or zone). This heat pump costs around $10,500 to $18,975 for a fully installed ducted central air source heat pump system.

Geothermal Heat Pump Installation Cost

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Geothermal heat pumps use the earth’s natural temperature to heat and cool. They require specialized equipment, so they tend to be more expensive than other types of heat pumps. They can cost as much as $22,000.

However, the typical cost to install a geothermal heat pump in a 2,500-square-foot home is between $20,000 and $25,000. This is primarily due to the expense of excavation services needed to prepare the site. Two times as much as the average heating, cooling, and hot water system.

Nevertheless, geothermal HVAC systems can save energy costs by as much as half. In addition, it’s easier to arrange for the underground installation if you do it when building a new house.

For example, suppose you’re interested in installing a heat pump but are concerned about the cost. In that case, it’s in your best interest to consult with a local contractor like Aquarius Home Services to determine whether or not this specific model is necessary for your home.

Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump Installation Cost

Ductless mini-split systems are one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home. In addition, they don’t require ductwork, making them easier to install than other heating systems. A ductless mini split system can range from $1,800 to $7,500, depending on the unit size and type you need.

Cooling a whole house with ductless heat pumps is possible by installing numerous zone units in various rooms. There are four air handler units (AHU) in a multi-zone ductless heat pump system, and their installation will cost roughly $10,000.

Hybrid Heat Pump Installation Cost

A hybrid heat pump combines the best of both an air source and a geothermal heat pump. The price of putting in a hybrid system ranges from $2,500 to $10,000. A heat pump and a furnace provide a hybrid heating and cooling system. As a result, there is a monthly and energy cost savings with hybrid HVAC systems.

The cost savings of hybrid heat pumps are most significant in locations with colder winters. This way, the heat pump can be used for heating in cooler months and the furnace for heating in colder months.

Factors Affecting Installation Cost of Heat Pumps

Here are some of the most important ones to consider when budgeting for a new heat pump:

Heat Pump Capacity & Size

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Heat pumps come in different sizes and shapes. Therefore, the size or capacity of your chosen unit will significantly impact installation costs. Heat pumps with a higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio are more expensive than smaller ones. For example, a 3-ton heat pump will cost more to install than a 2-ton unit.

Installation & Labor Fees

Labor fees typically account for 50-70% of the total installation cost of an air conditioner. The complexity of your project can also factor into labor costs. For example, if your home has an existing ductwork system, the contractor may need to make modifications to accommodate the new heat pump. This could add additional labor costs. Therefore, it is essential to review all estimates carefully to ensure you get the best deal possible.

Location & Space Requirements

The location and space requirements for installing a heat pump will also affect installation costs. For example, if you need a specialized foundation or excavation services, this could add up significantly to the overall installation cost. Therefore, discuss all space requirements with your contractor before beginning the project.

Accessibility

How easy is it for technicians to access your system? If there are any obstacles, such as walls or furniture blocking their path, this could add additional time and money to the job.

How to Save on Heat Pump Installation Costs

Here are some cost-saving tips when installing a heat pump:

  • Researching different heat pump options can help you save money on installation costs. Also, consider the size of your home, energy efficiency ratings, and features that may be important to you when selecting a unit.
  • When it comes time for installation, hire an experienced contractor. Go for someone who has worked on similar systems before. Aquarius home services have all the qualifications and experience to help you install your new heat pump correctly.
  • Look for rebates or incentives from local power companies. This can help offset the cost of installation.

Conclusion

Heat pumps are an efficient and cost-effective way to heat and cool your home. Depending on the type of pump you choose, installation costs can vary significantly. Air source systems tend to be more affordable than geothermal or ductless mini splits, which require specialized equipment for installation. Therefore, it is essential to research all options available to find a system that meets your needs while staying within budget.

If you’re looking for professional help installing a new heat pump, Aquarius Home Services has experienced technicians who can provide quality service at competitive rates. With our expertise, we’ll ensure that your new heat pump is installed correctly and runs efficiently for years to come.

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Nicholas was an extremely helpful technician. He was thorough and fixed our issue at a reasonable cost. We were impressed with the customer service we got both from him and everyone at Aquarius. Thanks for getting us in within 24 hours, fixing our air conditioning and explaining what was going on.
Sandy Oldeen
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Mike Lauer from Aquarius came to service my A/C. Mike was so kind in informing me of my options. He had my trust right away. In the end I purchased a new unit. Mike is definitely an asset to Aquarius. Thanks for the good service Mike!
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Leigh Griffith
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Nick did a nice job of showing us what was affecting our AC and the problems that were looming with our furnace.
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Riley was very thorough and communicated with us very well.
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Mike C was my technician and he was AWESOME, very nice, knowledgeable, respectful inside my home (wore booties, didn’t touch newly painted walls, even picking up clumps of insulation on the carpet and putting in his pocket so it wasn’t on the floor, turning off lights) he was great!
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Karl Witt
Karl Witt
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Super great experience! Air conditioning went out at 10 o’clock in the morning and the technician arrived here by 1:45 and completed the repair in less than 45 minutes. Graham, the technician, was really awesome and did a great job with repair.
Bonster Bon
Bonster Bon
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He did a good job representing your company young man explain things thank you Ethan
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Excellent deal, sales person, and installation techs. Staff are friendly, they listen to you, and are professional! Two thumbs up! Thank you Thomas, Mick, and Jeff!
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Mary Schmuland
Mary Schmuland
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Professional, proficient, courteous, and going above and beyond! We were extremely satisfied with John and his plumbing services; removed garbage disposal, connected new faucet and soap dispenser, rectified hook-up with Aquarius water filter to our refrigerator, and installed new sink drains. He was prompt, worked in a congested cabinet, and did a superb job with attention to details. Would be glad to trust him and his expertise, again! Pleasant and focused!
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Brandon did a great job cleaning five mini split airconditioning, including fixing a broken one.
Ayrlahn Johnson
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The Boogieman came out and fixed our furnace and AC in one fell swoop. Got them both working. We were heated up a bit but now Cooler heads 😎 are prevailing!
Gregg Barker
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Riley and Brent did an awesome job. The communication with scheduling and knowing when someone was coming was frustrating as the time kept changing.
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No pressure sales appointment tget went over all tge options, got an appointment with 3 days to have the install. The install guys gave ne s call ahead. They put in the nee furnace & AC unit, explained what they did and also showed us. They took ff the service call charge as we bought the units as it was not worth fixing (our AC was 41 years old we found out) Travis Lee and his partner were professional and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend Aquarius
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Another seamless experience with Aquarius Home Services. The timely communication with Jeremy from before arrival continued as he worked through my water heater problem and options for solutions. Would highly recommended AHS.
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Chris came to evaluate a slow leak and quickly found the source of the problem. He gave the best and worst case scenario and got to work right away. I appreciated his candor and professionalism throughout the entire process and am very pleased with the result. I would definitely call again if needed.
Barb Galvez
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Tech was awesome, friendly and very well qualified for my AC tune ups.
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Just can't say enough good things about Aquarius. We've general contracted a couple of our own homes and have never worked with such professional, knowledgeable and kind people. We had a Kinetico system installed that Brian coordinated. Even though we have Kinetico water filtration in other homes and are familiar, he pointed out things that we didn't know. Paul worked on our plumbing and was equally wonderful. Just made everything so easy. We had a sizeable amount of electrical work done by Dave and AJ and Erik. Absolutely top shelf every step of the way. AJ even, on his own time, went in search of a scarce part we needed to finish the upgrades. He found it and finished in one day! AJ really went above and beyond throughout. They all did. Truly so grateful to the teams and can't recommend them highly enough.
Linda Thompson
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They installed a tank less water heater. We were very impressed with their work. Very knowledgeable and courteous. A GREAT team.
Matt Schifsky
Matt Schifsky
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Quick response to a cut gas line. Friendly technician.
Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
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If i could give zero stars i would. Contacted who we thought was Freedom Heating and Air a local small business and got Aquarius a greedy corporation. Got a quote over the phone of $98 to install a new smart thermostat that we purchased. Technician came out less than 30 minutes it was installed since the smart thermostat is hardwired into our furnace. Then was told the cost was $345! Talk about bait and switch. This company is a total scam. Asked to speak with someone with customer care….still waiting. Finding a new company for any future needs. Avoid this Aquarius. They ruined a perfectly good small business. DO NOT RECOMMEND! Avoid! Call someone else!
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Robert Abbott
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Eric was the service guy who came out to do a check upOn our water conditioner. He was on time, very professional and explained what he did. We would highly recommend Aquarius home services !
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We had a great experience with the entire team from sales to water treatment team. We were so pleased that we took your offer to have our furnace tuned up by your people. Thank you!
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They are real thorough and good at what they do. Very clean and clean everything when they are done could not even tell they were there at all .Problem with sink all fixed.would highly recommend them.
EDWIN MEKENYE
EDWIN MEKENYE
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Knowledgeable technicians, professional and simply marvelous in what they do.Boss, kindly give them a raise!
Myra Kunas
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William Green
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Mary
Mary
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Ethan was very professional and thorough. Easy to discuss details of the service. I would recommend Aquarius.
Don Meyers
Don Meyers
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I appreciated the thorough inspection and the care and maintenance advice. Unfortunately our concern with the system was due to the length of travel with the duct work. So no increase in cooling.
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Michael Russo
Michael Russo
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As always, outstanding, communicative customer service and Nick the technician gave my furnace a head to toe tune up. The best
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Christiane Ickx
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Pam Borgan
Pam Borgan
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Riley was an amazing technician and explained everything totally. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Bob Singleton
Bob Singleton
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Techs were on time, friendly and skilled. I had a bigger problem than I thought and they handled it well.
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Seems like they decided my house would be a good one to let a trainee go at it. They damaged my siding on a simple job. I highly regret not going with another company. Not worth the cost.I paid the high cost to ensure the best service, but they screwed it up.
Mickey Olson
Mickey Olson
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Techs were great. Very informative and polite. Explained everything I needed to know. Thanks
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