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Multiple factors like where you live and how your home was constructed affect the cost of a new system and installation.

Pricing Guide

When you’re shopping for a new HVAC system, one of the most frequent questions that comes up is the price. Because so many factors can affect the price of a new system, listing a single price isn’t always possible - or accurate. Your local dealer will be able to give you the best estimate for your home

Factors that affect the price include:

  • Thermometer

    Climate and region where you live

  • Triangle and Blueprints

    Construction and age of your home

  • Air Blowing through Ductwork

    Condition of existing duct work

  • Checklist and Pen

    Project difficulty

  • Radiant Diamond

    Special product features

The good news is that you can save on your installation costs with tax credits, special offers and manufacturer rebates. You can also make the expense more manageable by taking advantage of flexible financing options. Ultimately, a licensed dealer will need to assess your home and install a system that’s perfect for you and your budget.

These are the key factors your Trane HVAC expert will take into consideration for your estimate.


1. Climate and Region

Where you live affects your efficiency

Region and climate matter when finding the right system for your home and saving energy. According to DOE efficiency standards, the same size home located in the southern half of the United States will require a larger capacity air conditioning system than a similar home in the northern half of the United States. Of course, a home located in the northern half of the United States will need a larger heating capacity requirement than a home in the south.

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Triangle and Blueprints

2. Your Home’s Construction

Heating and cooling your home starts with the foundation

Homes with well-insulated windows, doors, walls, roofs, attics, floors, basements, and crawl spaces, along with sealed exterior cracks and seams, typically require less air conditioning and heating capacity than homes that are not well-insulated. Also, if you have a large home, you’ll need a larger unit or even multiple systems — which will cost more.

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Air Blowing through Ductwork

3. Existing Ductwork in Your Home

Your ductwork can maximize comfort and minimize energy use

Ductwork is the air distribution system in your home that directs and delivers heated or cooled air. The duct plays a crucial role in determining how comfortable your home is from room to room. When properly designed and installed, a duct system can maximize comfort and minimize energy use.

If it is time to replace your system, you should consider making ductwork improvements at the same time your dealer installs the new system. New ductwork can cost around $2,000-$3,000 because it’s extremely labor intensive and can take a few days to install when done correctly.

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Checklist and Pen

4. Project Difficulty

Challenging installations can cost more

It’s the details that will often drive your price higher, but usually they’re worth it to get the job done right. Additional costs will show up when your project is extra challenging. If you have a hard-to-access space for your system, live in a historic home that requires retrofitting, need custom parts or additional insulation, you’ll see your HVAC installation price increase.

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Radiant Diamond

5. Special Features

Extras can add up to extra comfort

Your cost can also go up by adding on enhancements like climate zones with a ComfortLink™ II Zoning System or a Trane CleanEffects™ air cleaner. These added features mean added comfort and are worth the extra expense. You’ll also pay a little more for a system with a higher SEER rating, but you’ll see savings in your energy bills.

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