How much does a new central heating system cost?


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The cost of installing a central heating system depends on different factors, such as the size of the house, the complexity of the installation and the type of system installed. An average cost for either a heat pump or a gas furnace system in 2014 may be around $10,000 to $20,000, depending on the above factors.

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The cost of installing a central heating system in a house that is being built or in one where extensive renovation is taking place may go up to $20,000 or more, as of 2014.

Many parts, equipment and types of installation go into a central heating system. The heat source is a furnace or a boiler, which uses hot water and a coil to warm the air or heat pump. An extensive network of ducts carry the warm air to different parts of the house. Usually the installation of the boiler or furnace is in the basement, though it can also be put in a garage or utility room. Costs go up if, for example, a high-efficiency gas furnace is used, as opposed to a standard model. Another factor that may increase the cost of the installation is the size of the house. If the number of independent heating zones is larger, the costs of installation increases accordingly.

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