How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost to Replace in 2023? (2024)

Cost of a Heat Pump Replacement

The cost of a heat pump replacement can range between $4,900 - $12,500. This range accounts for the cost of the equipment, labor, and other fees.

This range also covers a variety of system sizes and levels of sophistication, including variable-capacity heat pump systems.

The factors that can affect the price of your heat pump replacement include:

  • Capacity/power of the system
  • Efficiency
  • The HVAC equipment that you’re not replacing
  • Modifications to your existing system
  • Line set protection
  • Installation costs
  • Tax credits and rebates

The article below breaks down how these factors can affect the cost of your heat pump replacement. It also provides price ranges for different levels of heat pumps, including entry-level, mid-range, and high-end.

You lose both money and comfort when your heat pump breaks down or begins running inefficiently.

A repair may temporarily address the issue, but it’s only a matter of time before you need to replace it.

Many homeowners aren’t sure if they’ll be able to fit a replacement heat pump into their budget. What’s worse, finding a straight answer online – that includes labor costs – can be impossible. We’re here to fix that.

At Fire & Ice, we believe that you can get the most out of a heat pump replacement when you have the information you need to make a well-informed decision.

We’ve helped thousands of Central Ohio residents determine which HVAC equipment can meet their needs and budget. Along the way, we’ve seen firsthand how our customers’ access to information affects their choices and satisfaction.

In this article, we cover the factors that affect the cost of your replacement heat pump.

By the end of the article, you’ll have a range of cost estimates and options to begin your budgeting and decision-making process.

A Note on HVAC Labor Costs

Every range we list in this article includes labor costs. Too many online quotes and estimates don’t include the cost of labor. And labor can substantially impact the final cost of your heat pump replacement.

Labor costs vary based on your location and your home. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Ask your HVAC partner if they include labor costs in their estimates.

Two Major Factors That Affect Heat Pump Cost

Two major factors dictate the equipment cost of your replacement heat pump:

  1. The power, or heating and cooling capacity, your heat pump must have to satisfy your heating and cooling needs
  2. The efficiency of your replacement heat pump

Heat Pump Capacity

In order to meet your heating and cooling needs, your heat pump must be powerful enough. And as power increases, so does the cost of your replacement heat pump.

HVAC contractors may also refer to your heat pump’s power as its capacity, output, or size.

Your heat pump's capacity dictates how well it can meet your heating and cooling needs. But to determine your replacement heat pump’s capacity, your HVAC partner must perform a load calculation.

Load calculations account for any challenges your heat pump would need to overcome to meet your heating and cooling needs.

At Fire & Ice, we perform a Manual J load calculation for each in-home estimate. Both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) require load calculations like the Manual J.

Among other factors, Manual J load calculations factor in:

  • The square footage of your home
  • The number and size of your windows and doors
  • The directions your windows face
  • The height of your ceilings
  • How recently your home was insulated

These factors can help your HVAC partner determine how powerful your heat pump needs to be.

State-licensed heating contractors like Fire & Ice will always perform a load calculation on your home before recommending or selling you a system. Don’t assume a previous calculation is still accurate. Make sure your HVAC partner performs a load calculation before any installation.

Matching the correct capacity to your home is crucial. If your heat pump is too powerful or isn’t powerful enough to heat and cool your home, your system will suffer.

In both cases, improper sizing affects your heat pump’s life expectancy. On average, heat pumps typically last around 15 years or longer. If your heat pump isn't the right capacity for your home, you may need to replace it as much as 5-10 years sooner.

Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings

As with all HVAC equipment, more efficient heat pumps tend to cost more upfront.

However, the more efficient a heat pump is, the more you can save on energy costs in the long run. More efficient heat pumps can also typically provide more comfort.

Only you can decide whether or not a more efficient heat pump is worth the investment. But let’s talk about how you can identify efficient heat pumps.

Since heat pumps provide both cooling and heating, manufacturers use two different ratings to score heat pump efficiency:

  1. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
  2. Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)

While cooling, a heat pump’s efficiency is scored with a SEER rating. Heat pumps can be between 14-20 SEER.

While heating, a heat pump’s efficiency is scored with an HSPF rating. Heat pumps can be between 7.7-10 HSPF.

Both SEER and HSPF ratings are calculated based on the amount of energy a heat pump uses.

While both SEER and HSPF are calculated differently, higher SEER and HSPF ratings both indicate more efficient heat pumps.

Other Common Heat Pump Costs & Accessories

When most people imagine their new cooling system, they think of the heat pump unit itself. But replacing your current system involves more than just replacing the unit itself.

So let’s talk about some of the other components that affect the final price of your replacement air conditioner.

The following items are typically required to install an air conditioner:

    • Physical parts, including indoor and outdoor coils, outdoor pad, outside electric disconnect, an electric conduit from the disconnect to the heat pump, new copper line set from the indoor coil to the heat pump, and 15 feet of drain line
  • Local permits
  • Condensate drainage, if necessary
  • Electrical costs for breakers and thermostats, if necessary
  • Ductwork modification, if necessary

Heat Pump Parts

When many homeowners think about heat pumps, they think about the outdoor unit. But there’s more to your heat pump.

Here’s a short list of some common items that will come standard with almost any new heat pump installation:

  1. Indoor and outdoor units: Depending on whether it’s heating or cooling your home, a heat pump draws heat from inside or outside and moves it to the opposite location. To do so, a heat pump needs coils inside and outside to facilitate this transfer.
  2. Drain line: A new heat pump typically comes with 15 feet of drain line. If the location of your equipment requires a longer line, there may be a higher charge.
  3. Thermostat: Your current thermostat may already be compatible with your new equipment. In some cases, your HVAC contractor may need to run new wiring to connect your thermostat to your new heat pump. But if your current thermostat isn’t compatible, you may need a new thermostat.
  4. Outdoor pad: The pad that your heat pump is on makes a difference. It should be sturdy, level, and weather-resistant. At Fire & Ice, we use plastic pads that do all of this with far less risk than concrete pads.
  5. Snow legs: Your equipment needs space to breathe. Snow legs keep the outdoor unit off of the ground and protected from overheating or condensation buildup.
  6. Electrical components: This includes the electrical disconnect and conduit from the disconnect to the heat pump.

Some of these will result in additional costs beyond the base equipment. Others (like the indoor and outdoor units) will come standard.

Equipment Matching

One of the most overlooked aspects of heating and cooling is equipment matching.

Equipment matching involves pairing compatible heating and cooling systems. This ensures that you get the most out of your HVAC system as a whole.

Your HVAC system’s blower motor is responsible for circulating air throughout your home. Your system’s blower motor is located in your furnace or air handler. If your heat pump and your furnace or air handler aren’t compatible, you may not get the comfort and efficiency that you paid for.

This is especially important with variable-capacity heat pumps. Variable-capacity heat pumps generally have greatly increased efficiency and comfort. Depending on your expected usage of the system, it could be a wise investment.

But without a variable-speed blower motor, a variable-capacity heat pump will not provide the same level of comfort or efficiency.

If you upgrade to a variable-capacity heat pump or a two-stage heat pump, you may need to replace your furnace as well.

A good HVAC contractor will check your existing HVAC system to make sure their recommendations are compatible. They’ll also explain the costs and benefits if you upgrade your heat pump and need to match your equipment.

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Permits for Heat Pump Installation

Permits are required by law for HVAC installations.

Many insurance companies also require permits and inspections to ensure that your HVAC equipment is installed safely.

There is a fee for the permit. This fee covers the cost of the follow-up inspection.

Any good HVAC contractor will obtain the necessary permits for the installation.

Condensate Drainage

During humid months, heat pumps help remove moisture from the air inside your home. Your heat pump then condenses this moisture into water that must be drained.

Oftentimes, this moisture is drained into a floor drain or sump pump. Occasionally, though, this isn’t possible due to home construction or obstructions in the way of the draining pipe.

In these cases, a condensate pump helps move the moisture to the proper drain.

Condensate pumps cost approximately $300 - $500.

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Electrical Requirements in Heat Pump Installation

Occasionally, a home’s existing electrical work will not support a modern system. This is sometimes the case when switching from an older thermostat to a modern one with additional control options.

In many cases, the wiring that facilitates communication between your thermostat and the heat pump may need to be updated. Additionally, high-voltage wiring or breakers at your electric panel may need to be updated or resized.

Occasionally this high-voltage work requires a state-licensed electrician. Your HVAC contractor should be able to inform you of this and also coordinate with an electrician to facilitate this work.

While these items are not needed in every job, ask your contractor if your existing electrical work will support the system you have in mind.

Additional costs for electrification modifications can add $100 - $600 to the cost of your heat pump installation.

Ductwork Modifications in Heat Pump Installation

Most homes have adequate ductwork. But sometimes even modern homes need ductwork modifications.

Your ductwork must be sized correctly for your heating and cooling equipment. To do anything less is to waste efficiency (see also: comfort and money).

Improperly sized ductwork can cause hot and cold spots throughout your home, decrease the longevity of your HVAC system, and increase operating costs.

Any HVAC sales representative who visits your home should do a duct analysis. This will help determine if the existing ductwork is sized properly for your system.

Ductwork modifications range from small adjustments to substantial investments. To learn more about how your ductwork can affect the cost of your new heat pump, check out this article that breaks down costs and factors involved in ductwork modifications.

Total Cost of a Heat Pump Replacement

Now that you understand the factors that affect the cost of your heat pump replacement, what does the cost come to?

Heat Pump Equipment & Installation Costs:

  • Entry-level heat pump: $4,900 - $7,000
  • Mid-range heat pump: $5,500 - $10,000
  • High-end heat pump: $6,500 - $12,500

The biggest factor that separates those tiers is whether the heat pump is single-stage, two-stage, or variable-capacity.

These ranges include all of the factors, possibilities, and modifications listed above. It also includes labor, as mentioned earlier.

However, these ranges do not include the cost of a replacement furnace, which could be necessary for equipment matching.

Ultimately, the best replacement heat pump for you depends on your needs, preferences and budget.

But there are ways to lower the initial cost of your heat pump replacement.

Rebates and Tax Credits for Heat Pumps

Rebates and tax credits exist for a variety of reasons. You may qualify for one or more based on the heat pump model you choose:

  • Manufacturers will often offer incentives in the form of rebates.
  • Local utility companies will sometimes offer rebates for multiple types of furnaces, air conditioners, air handlers, and heat pumps.
  • Energy tax credits are often available on high-efficiency heating and cooling products.

While it’s best to consult with a tax specialist for full tax benefits, a licensed HVAC provider will have information on each of these as it relates to your project.

Your heat pump replacement may not always qualify for rebates or tax credits. But make sure you ask your HVAC contractor before signing the dotted line.

Quality Heat Pump Installation Near You

A good HVAC contractor should be able to walk you through each factor that affects the cost of your heat pump replacement. They should also proactively identify potential issues and recommendations that will affect the price of your system.

But above all, a good HVAC contractor will follow local building codes and manufacturer specifications to properly install your system.

The HVAC installation process is the single most important step for the safety and life expectancy of your system. It’s the difference between a long, efficient life and sub-par performance.

While you search for the best contractor for you, we encourage you to check out our HVAC contractor checklist below. We created this free, downloadable checklist based on HVAC industry best practices.

And if you’re ready to speak with a sales representative, we’d love to help you find the best heat pump for you!

At Fire & Ice, we take the time to understand your needs and comfort concerns. This helps us recommend heat pumps and other equipment that can customize your HVAC system to fit your preferences and lifestyle.

If you live in Central Ohio, click the “schedule estimate” button below to schedule your free, in-home estimate. We look forward to speaking with you!

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How much are heat pumps going up in 2023? ›

HVAC prices are expected to rise in 2023 because of the new SEER2 standards. HVAC system prices will occur through installation and repair costs to homeowners and business owners. Increased prices for HVAC equipment will likely jump between 15% to 25% in the early months of 2023.

Should I buy a heat pump now or wait until 2023? ›

The year 2023 may be the best for homeowners buying a new heat pump. The new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes incentives for upgrading a home's energy efficiency, including tax rebates and discounted purchasing.

Will HVAC prices go down in 2023? ›

HVAC prices have already risen in 2023, and they likely will continue to rise in the future. General inflation, higher labor costs and supply shortages already led to rising HVAC costs in recent years, but new regulations propelled the pricing hikes to reach monumental highs.

What changes are coming to HVAC in 2023? ›

What's Changing? On January 1, 2023 the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bumping up efficiency standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps. Air conditioners and heat pumps will need to meet these new minimum SEER ratings: 14 SEER for systems used in northern states (2022 requirement was 13)

Should I wait until 2023 to replace HVAC? ›

Should I replace my system before January 1, 2023? The answer is a resounding “Yes” if you have one of the following: An air conditioner that operates with an ozone-depleting refrigerant known as “R22.” Whether the system is working or not – replace it since this refrigerant is no longer being made.

How much does a new HVAC system cost 2023? ›

Average HVAC Installation Costs in 2023

The national average cost of an HVAC system is $7,500, with a typical range between $5,000 and $9,000, including professional installation.

What month is best to buy a heat pump? ›

Spring is an excellent time to get a heat pump for a couple of different reasons. For one, demand is relatively low. Most people who were in dire need of heat pump services already had to get themselves taken care of during winter.

At what temperature is a heat pump useless? ›

Heat pumps do not operate as efficiently when temperatures drop to between 25 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit for most systems. A heat pump works best when the temperature is above 40. Once outdoor temperatures drop to 40 degrees, heat pumps start losing efficiency, and they consume more energy to do their jobs.

Why is replacing HVAC so expensive? ›

Why are HVAC systems so expensive? They involve powerful, complicated equipment such as furnaces, central air conditioners, and ductwork that runs through the internal structure of your house. Installation, maintenance, and repairs can get expensive, but they're a good investment in your home.

What time of year is cheapest to replace HVAC? ›

There is no doubt that the best time to replace HVAC systems is during the off-season. More than often, the off-season stretches from late September to mid-November and from early March to mid-May is the best time to replace HVAC system for your home or business.

What is the new SEER rating for 2023? ›

The Minimum SEER rating in 2023 is 14. This is an efficiency rating mandated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that all air conditioning systems must achieve in order to be legally sold in the United States.

Should you buy a house with a 15 year old HVAC? ›

Unlike a fine wine, HVAC equipment does not get better with age. In fact, furnaces and air conditioners have a lifespan of about 15-20 years. The older the unit is, the more potential problems it may have. When equipment is in the 14-17-year-old range, you'll want to start planning for replacement.

Will R-410a be phased out in 2023? ›

Additionally, in 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin phasing down the manufacture and importation of R-410a, a commonly-used refrigerant for residential cooling systems. The two changes will create a new generation of HVAC systems designed to be more efficient and eco-friendly.

What will replace R-410a in 2023? ›

R410-a will be replaced by A2L refrigerants, which are a class of refrigerants that have higher efficiency and lower GWP (Global Warming Potential). The two foremost R410a replacements are R-32 and R-454B. R-32: Zero ozone depletion.

Why are AC units going up in 2023? ›

The reason is that the U.S. Department of Energy is raising the minimum energy-efficiency standards for all central air conditioners and heat pumps starting on January 1, 2023. This means that the most basic, lowest-priced units will no longer be available.

What is the new refrigerant coming out in 2023? ›

What is the new HVAC refrigerant type in 2023? R-454b is a more environmentally friendly alternative to R-410a. The industry change will create much lower global warming potential.

How much is refrigerant in 2023? ›

As of mid-2023, R-22 refrigerant prices range from $50 to $80 per pound. Since you'll need between 6 and 12 pounds to refill a home AC, costs can reach $300 to $960 for the refrigerant alone.

What is considered old for HVAC? ›

Modern air conditioners can last between 15-20 years, and older air conditioners last around 10-12 years. The health and efficiency of your A/C depends on a number of factors, including whether or not you properly maintained the unit throughout its lifetime.

How much is a heat pump cost? ›

Heat pumps cost between $3,500 to $7,500 on average. Common heat pump repairs cost between $80 and $4,500 depending on repair type. Heat pump installation ranges from $500 to $30,000 and is based on pump type.

What is the best time of year to buy a new HVAC system? ›

The best times to replace your HVAC system are the spring and early fall when the business is the slowest. During this time manufacturers offer specials to help sell more products and HVAC contractors are more aggressive with their pricing to help keep the dollars rolling and the crews busy.

What are the SEER 2 HVAC mandates for 2023? ›

In 2023, HVAC equipment, including AC condensers and heat pumps, will have to display their SEER 2 rating on their packaging. This change won't necessarily impact consumers beyond giving you a slightly better estimate of your potential energy usage when shopping for new HVAC equipment.

What is the downside to a heat pump? ›

Air source heat pumps can experience issues such as icing in cold temperatures, which can ultimately damage the system. Although modern heat pumps do often have automatic defrosting. Their efficiency will also be lower at very cold temperatures, and use more electricity during those cold days.

Is it cheaper to heat or cool with a heat pump? ›

Does a Heat Pump Use More Electricity for Heating or Cooling? Heat pumps use less energy in cooling mode – by about five times, in fact.

How much is a heat pump for a 2000 sq ft house? ›

For a 2,000 square foot home you will want to install a 4 ton heat pump, with each ton being able to output 12,000 BTU's an hour will cost around $2,904 to $7,449 to install.

Can a heat pump keep up with 100 degree weather? ›

If outdoor temperatures reach extreme highs of 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit, then the heat pump's efficiency will be affected, and it will be less able to provide comfortable cooling abilities.

Will a heat pump work in 0 degree weather? ›

In fact, heat pumps are now the best heating option just about everywhere on the planet. Below 0° Fahrenheit, heat pumps can still heat your home with more than twice the efficiency of gas heating or standard electric heating (such as electric furnaces and baseboard heaters).

Do heat pumps work below freezing? ›

Heat pump technology is efficient, cost effective and environmentally sound, but can a heat pump system perform reliably at sub-freezing temperatures? Yes — contrary to popular misconception, heat pumps are a practical option in cold climates.

What is the most expensive part of an HVAC system? ›

One of the most expensive parts of your AC unit is the compressor. As the heart of your system, the compressor is responsible for circulating the refrigerant through the system, which is responsible for cooling the air in your home.

What is the least expensive HVAC system? ›

Window AC units cost the least up-front and are the cheapest to run, but they only cool one room at a time. For whole-house systems, heat pumps typically cost more to install than central AC, but they're much more energy-efficient, making them more cost-effective in the long run.

Should I replace my 20 year old air conditioner? ›

The longevity of your system can also depend on other factors such as the quality of the original installation and how well the unit was maintained. But the general rule is that if your system is over ten years old, it's time to give the replacement option some serious consideration.

How much will a new heat pump save me? ›

The average household spends more than $2,000 per year on energy bills according to one ENERGY STAR report, and about half of that money goes toward heating and cooling costs. By delivering heating and cooling more efficiently—and without combusting fossil fuels—heat pumps can reduce energy use by 50% or more.

Can HVAC systems last 30 years? ›

It is highly unlikely that your unit will last 30 years before needing to be replaced, however, if you follow a regular preventative maintenance routine and run it appropriately, your chances of keeping the same unit for around 15 years increases dramatically.

Do HVAC prices go down in winter? ›

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The rationale is that air conditioners will sell at a lower price during winter and heating systems will be cheaper during summer.

Is it worth going from 14 SEER to 16 SEER? ›

A 16 SEER unit is about 13% more efficient than a 14 SEER. For every $100 you spend to cool your home with a 14 SEER, you could save $13 on your monthly bill by upgrading to the 16 SEER unit.

Is it worth going from 13 SEER to 16 SEER? ›

If you are dealing with hot days and cool evenings you may want to consider a higher SEER amount. 13 SEER A/C units are single stage, which is cheaper initially but cost more to run in the same amount of time you'd be using the 16 SEER unit. The 16 SEER unit is two-stage, making it more efficient.

Is it worth going from 13 SEER to 14 SEER? ›

Simply divide the old SEER number by the new SEER number in order to see what percentage of power the new unit uses in comparison to the old. Going from a 13 to 14 SEER unit saves about 7.2 percent in power costs. The mandatory move from 13 to 14 SEER is also great for the environment.

Does age of HVAC affect appraisal? ›

An HVAC system is considered “old” if it's ten years or older. Appraisers will note if the system is more than 13 years old. If the potential buyers know they have to eventually replace the unit, especially within a few years, they're likely to come back with a much lower offer.

What is the average lifetime of HVAC? ›

A: On Average, 10-20 Years

Air conditioners and heat pumps: 10 to 15 years. Furnaces and boilers: 15 to 20 years. Geothermal: 30 years.

Can HVAC last 40 years? ›

In general, most HVAC systems will last 15 to 25 years, but depending on the type of system and other contributing factors, that estimate can be highly variable. Even with HVAC maintenance and regular repairs, eventually, even the best boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners today will run their course.

How long will R-410A be available? ›

Starting in 2023, new HVAC systems will no longer use R-410A. These systems will also be subject to new energy efficiency standards.

How much is a bottle of 410A? ›

R-410A refrigerant costs approximately $3 to $8 per pound or about $75 to $175 per 25-pound container.

Why is R32 the right choice to replace 410A? ›

As a straight R410A system replacement, R32 has around 10% more capacity. As a result, a new system built for R32 will deliver higher cooling capacity, or require smaller displacement compressors to achieve the same capacity.

Will heat pump prices go down in 2023? ›

HVAC prices are expected to rise in 2023 because of the new SEER2 standards. HVAC system prices will occur through installation and repair costs to homeowners and business owners. Increased prices for HVAC equipment will likely jump between 15% to 25% in the early months of 2023.

Why are they getting rid of 410a? ›

All new home AC units in North America uses R410a, also known as Puron. But this refrigerant will consequently be phased out. This is due to a continued focus on reducing compounds known to have an effect on the environment. To find out the “why” that causes AC restrictions, it's useful to put it into perspective.

Will HVAC be more expensive in 2023? ›

Many HVAC manufacturers have already announced price increases in 2023, making headlines as another round of price increases go into effect. The reasons for the increases are due to a multitude of factors, including raw material costs, increased labor rates, fuel and transportation costs, and changes to processes.

Why are heat pumps so expensive now? ›

Increase in demand. Popularity of Heat Pump systems is growing, as people become more aware of their energy efficiency, their heating bills and the environment, many households are opting for a more efficient and greener energy system. Therefore, prices are inevitably high due to the basic law of supply and demand.

What is the heat pump market forecast? ›

Annual growth in sales of heat pumps in buildings worldwide and in selected markets, 2021 and 2022. Across Europe, nearly 3 million heat pumps were sold in 2022, an increase of almost 40% compared with the previous year.

What is the best time of year to buy a heat pump? ›


Spring is an excellent time to get a heat pump for a couple of different reasons. For one, demand is relatively low. Most people who were in dire need of heat pump services already had to get themselves taken care of during winter.

What are the HVAC efficiency ratings for 2023? ›

On January 1, 2023, the efficiency rating for air conditioners in the southwest region increased from 14 SEER to 15 SEER (or 14.3 SEER2). This means that all air conditioners installed in California must meet or exceed that efficiency rating starting this year.

What is the downfall of heat pump? ›

Here are the cons of heating and cooling your home with a heat pump: Higher installation cost: Because heat pumps are more complex, they cost more to purchase and install than a comparable air conditioner. However, you may save money compared to replacing an AC unit and furnace at the same time.

What is in the new climate bill for heat pumps? ›

The annual amount homeowners can claim for heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, or biomass stoves is capped at $2,000. Upgrade costs eligible for the credit can include equipment, installation, and labor costs.

Are heat pumps still a good choice? ›

Heat pumps are good for your wallet—and the world. They're the cheapest and most efficient way to handle both heating and cooling for your home, no matter where you live. They're also better for the environment.

Which heat pump brand is best? ›

Best heat pumps of 2022
  1. Goodman. Goodman is a well-known brand in the HVAC industry and provides great energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions for homes large and small. ...
  2. Carrier. ...
  3. Ruud. ...
  4. Trane. ...
  5. Rheem. ...
  6. Lennox. ...
  7. Bryant. ...
  8. American Standard.
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Should I replace a 20 year old heat pump? ›

The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 15 to 20 years, but as these systems age, they tend to get less efficient. If your HVAC is over 10 years old, consider replacing it with a more energy-efficient unit, such as one that has earned the ENERGY STAR label.

Do heat pumps work below 20 degrees? ›

Do heat pumps work below 20 degrees? Yes, air source heat pumps work below 20 degrees Fahrenheit—in fact, depending on the model you have, they can perform well below -15!

What will replace R 410a in 2023? ›

R410-a will be replaced by A2L refrigerants, which are a class of refrigerants that have higher efficiency and lower GWP (Global Warming Potential). The two foremost R410a replacements are R-32 and R-454B. R-32: Zero ozone depletion.

What is the SEER rating for 2023? ›

The minimum SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating in 2023 increased from 13 to 14. This transition to SEER2 also includes efficiency increases for split systems in air conditioning and heat pumps.

What HVAC lasts the longest? ›

Here are the average life expectancies of different HVAC systems: Air conditioners and heat pumps: 10 to 15 years. Furnaces and boilers: 15 to 20 years. Geothermal: 30 years.


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