Cost to Install a Heat Pump

Updated: March 2018

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Heat Pump Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 2.5 Ton 14 SEER heat pump system. For horizontal, up flow, down flow and vertical installation. Requires 240V 25A electrical connection required at unit. 10 yr limited warranty.
1 pump$3,143.34$3,668.22
Heat Pump Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install heat pump with favorable site conditions. Add new heat pump to replace central air furnace. Install dedicated 240V 20A circuit. Place and level mounting pad. Mount and secure condenser to pad. Install heat exchanger in existing supply plenum. Connect, insulate lines between condenser and heat exchanger. Connect existing thermostat. Connect condenser to power. Charge condenser with up to 12 lbs of R410a refrigerant. Power unit. Verify proper cycling and temperature control. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 pump$3,143.34$3,668.22
Heat Pump Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install heat pump including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 pump$3,143.34$3,668.22
Heat Pump Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pipe cutting and threading, tubing cutter, brazing kit and pipe wrenches. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 pump$3,143.34$3,668.22
Option: Remove HVAC Unit
Disconnect power, connections and fittings. Disconnect mounting hardware and remove unit from premises. For units up to 200 LBS. Material cost includes dump fee.
1 pump$3,143.34$3,668.22
Heat Pump Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 pump35.437540.3125
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Heat Pump   
Average Cost per Pump  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 pump, the cost to Install a Heat Pump starts at $4,662 - $5,510 per pump. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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Cost to Install a Heat Pump - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of heat pump system new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Heat Pump Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Heat Pump Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Heat Pump Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

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