Heat Pump Prices, Installation Costs & Comparison Guides
Average Cost: $5,695, Installed
The average replacement cost of a residential heat pump system is $5,695 for a 2.5 to 3 ton heat pump system, installed by a local HVAC pro near you.
HeatPumpPriceGuides.com is a consumer price guide dedicated to helping homeowners learn about heat pump prices for their home hvac systems. The information published on this site is kept as current as possible, and continually updated each week, with 2014-2020 heat pump pricing data that we compile from leading online resources, direct interaction with visitors like yourself, as well as HVAC industry data.
Split System Air Source Heat Pump systems are comprised of three or more main components, a thermostat control, and installation accessories that connect the components and allow them to work together properly. Anytime we refer to a complete heat pump system, we’re referring to the outdoor heat pump condensing unit, an air handler with evaporator coil, electric heating strip, duct system, thermostat, and a refrigerant line-set to connect the system.
Updated 01/22/2020 – with latest 2019-2020 heat pumps and pricing from system manufacturers and owners.
Heat Pump Price List by Leading Brands
The 2019 price list below is based on replacement heat pump prices for a complete 3-ton system. We needed to set this baseline in order to provide an equal comparison between each of the top rated heat pump brands listed below. The system includes: 3-ton heat pump condenser, 1200 cfm air handler with built in coil, insulated copper line-set, and basic 7-day programmable heat pump thermostat. The combined efficiency of the complete heat pump system is rated at: 14 seer, 8.5 hspf, and would adequately heat and cool most homes between 1750-2250 sqft.
Leading Heat Pump Brands
Complete System Installed
Note: We’ve had several people ask us if you MUST buy a complete heat pump system, and in most cases, the answer is yes. The outdoor condensing unit (compressor) MUST be matched to the indoor coil, which are primarily located inside the air handler on most systems today. I won’t say that its required 100% of the time since you may have a component fail prematurely and can get away with just one main component being replaced. We do however, recommend it 100% of the time, especially if the system is older than 7 years.
Unit Prices Sorted by the Heat Pump System Size
Before a heat pump system is installed in your home, a licensed HVAC company needs to run a heating and cooling load calculation on your home. They will take several measurements, look at your windows, your attic and all areas of your home to determine heat gain and heat loss. They do this to be sure you have a properly sized heat pump system ranging from 1.5 tons to 5-tons in size.
Heat Pump, Fan Unit, Heat Strip
Complete System Installed
|1.5 Tons, 800cfm, 5kw||$1,365||
|2 Tons, 800cfm, 5kw||$1,530||
|2.5 Tons, 1200cfm, 7kw||$1,695||
|3 Tons, 1200cfm, 7kw||$1,830||
|3.5 Tons, 1400cfm, 10kw||$1,875||
|4 Tons, 1600 cfm, 10kw||$1,995||$5,740|
|5 Tons, 2000cfm, 10kw||$2,215||$6,890|
Note: For the purpose of this heat pump price list, we are including a complete unit with the following equipment: 14 SEER Heat Pump Condenser, Air Handler Fan Coil, Electric Heat Strip, (Backup heat) 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, and a New Copper Line-set. The pricing is set to an average manufacturer like Bryant, Heil, Lennox or Rheem. We also assume the installation would be of average difficulty, taking two skilled HVAC mechanical pros, one day to complete.
Prices Sorted by Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings
Heat pump systems, just like central air conditioners and other major home appliances, come in several different efficiency ratings which are measure in SEER for cooling, and HSPF for heating your home. Standard efficiency heat pumps cost much less than the price of high efficiency heat pump systems for your home. In this next price table, we want to share the effect of efficiency, on heat pump prices.
Table below is based on a complete, and ARI matched 3-ton heat pump system.
Heat Pump Efficiency Rating
Complete System Installed
|13-14 SEER / 7-8 HSPF (Standard Eff)||$1,760||
|15-16 SEER / 8-9 HSPF||$2,080||
|17-18 SEER / 9-10 HSFP||$2,950||
|19+ SEER / 10+ HSFP (Super High Eff)||$3,850||
Customer and Visitor Submitted Installed Prices
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Heat Pump Brand & Model
|$13,800||Lennox XP20-48 Heat Pump||Bend, OR||3000 sqft|
|Replaced a 22 year old heat pump and air handler. Lennox XP20-48 4 ton heat pump and Lennox air handler: CBX32MV-48 4 ton. Cost is installed and old equipment removed.|
|$11,091.00||3.5, 2-ton Trane XR15 systems||Fredericksburg, TX||2400 sqft|
|Replaced 12 and 15 yr. old heat pumps and systems. The 2-ton system cost $5,124 and the 3.5-ton system cost $5,967, including installation. Both were done in less than a single day of installation. We had bids that ran higher, one somewhat over $20,000 for both units together. So shop carefully or you might pay nearly twice as much as you should.|
|$5,800||Carrier Comfort Heat Pump||Pittsburg, PA||1300 sqft|
|Replaced eleven year old Trane heat pump that had two failed compressors. Obtained several quotes and $5,800 was the by far the cheapest option (the next best quote was for a $9,900 Amana – labor in Pittsburgh is relatively expensive). No problems so far, although, since the unit is powered by electricity as opposed to gas, my peak winter electricity bill can reach $300. However this is still within same ballpark as neighbors who have gas furnaces so I’m satisfied.|
|$5,475||Carrier Comfort Heat Pump||Deltona, Florida||1400 sqft|
|Replaced with a Carrier Comfort Series Heat Pump, 14seer, 2.5ton. Included 2 year service plan and installation.|
|$6,280||2.5 Ton Trane Heat Pump||Asheville, NC||1450 sqft|
|Replaces a 10 year old system. 2.5 ton heat pump system, with new air handler installed in attic.|
|$5,6600||Trane XR15 Heat pump||Seneca, SC||1650 sqft|
|Replaced 10 year old builder grade York with a 3 ton Trane XR15 heat pump and new air handler.|
|$6,450||Carrier 15 SEER HP||Jackson, AL||1550 sqft|
|Added new complete split system heat pump to a 60 year old home. Carrier 15 seer 3 ton split unit with new duct work.|
|$6,000||Temp Star||West Liberty||2200 sqft|
|Replaced a 15year old system, New 14seer heat pump, 4ton unit. Like the look of this new unit. r410 coolant|
|$2,100||Ruud 2.5 Ton R13||Chesapeake VA||1800 sqft|
|Replaced old unit with new one, both condenser and evaporator. Flushed all lines, replaced pad, took about 3 hours for the whole job.|
|$6,800||Bryant 289B||Warrior, Al||1600 sqft|
|Replaced a 20 year old Coleman system. Both indoor and outdoor units. (Heat pump condensing unit, air handler) New pipes, new thermostat, new wiring from main power panel.|
|$10,500||Carrier Infinity 18 SEER||Manassass, VA||3500 sqft|
|Replaced a fairly new system that was propane only. I could have switched to a hybrid heat pump but wanted to get off of propane all together so I had other cheaper options like switching to hybrid (energy efficient heat pump) but elected to go with 4 ton Carrier 25VNA8 18 SEER heat pump,infinity variable speed coil, 20kw heat strips, infinity touch wifi, media air filter. Return on Investment is about 4 years. Work included capping gas line… glad I am off propane and not see those crazy bills!|
|$7,900||Trane XR15||Sedro Wooley, WA||1210 sqft|
|Replace 25 year old forced air electric furnace with XR15 heat pump and TAM7 variable speed air handler. Rebates totaled $1500 from electric company and $800 from Trane|
|$6,900||Lennox Heat Pump||Oklahoma City, OK||2200 sqft|
|Replaced old heat pump unit with a Lennox system.|
|$7,807||Amana 3T 16 SEER||Pensacola, FL||1450 sqft|
|Replaced old unit with a 3-ton Amana 16 SEER heat pump system|
|$6,170||Trane XL14c||Casa Grande, AZ||1200 sqft|
|For a Trane XL16c variable speed heat pump 3 ton, I was quoted a pre-tax price of $8323.
Just quotes. I am still shopping for a new system and will get at least four quotes before I decide.
|$5,500||Carrier||Lorton Virginia||2000 sqft|
|Replacing 2 heat pump components. One located in the attic (air handler) and one outside. (condenser)|
|$5,000||Lennox XP21 System||High Point, NC||3200 sqft|
|Replacement of outdoor heat pump and inside air handler.|
|$5,050||Trane XB14||Central Texas||2100 sqft|
|Replaced an older Trane, used the existing duct work. Tax credit lowered the price. If you get a Trane, better get the 10 yr labor and equipment warranty, you will need it. Air handler replaced after 3 yrs. capacitor 4 yrs.|
|$6,659||Lennox 14HPX Heat Pump||Hinesville, GA||1300 sqft|
|The dealer wrote 15 seer system on contract, but further research on the system states up to 14 seer. Dealer state we should include a thermostat for additional $75 then seer “may exceed” 14 seer.|
|$19,140||4 Ton Trane Heat Pumps||Scottsdale, AZ||3630 sqft|
|Replaced (2) 22 year old Trane split systems. New outdoor compressors and air handlers with variable speed, 19.25 SEER, with new plenums, and communicating thermostats. Additional duct work to install second return and reroute duct for front bedroom hot spots an additional $880.|
|$5,200||TempStar 2.5 Ton System||Oakland, CA||1200 sqft|
|Replaced old heat pump with a TempStar 2.5 ton heat pump.|
|$7,950||4 Ton Carrier Infinity||Little Rock, AR||2200 sqft|
|Carrier Infinity heat pump installed in crawl space of home. Included infinity thermostat, new copper lines, heat pump, air handler and infinity air cleaner.|
|$5,650||Trane XR15 3-ton System||Kileen, TX||1800 sqft|
|We were unsure whether a heat pump was right for us in Texas, but the math makes sense. +16 seer and electric heat to knock off the chill on cold days.|
|$4,650||3-Ton Carrier Heat Pump||Ocala, FL||1825 sqft|
|Replacement of a complete heat pump system included 2 system units, thermostat, lines and 5kw electric heat.|
|$7,250||Bryant Evolution Heat Pump System||Marietta, GA||1825 sqft|
|We made it through the summer but had to replace our heat pump before the winter comes. We chose a 4-ton high efficiency Bryant Evolution, 2-stage model.|
|$2,250||Tempstar 13 seer R22 model.||Sparta, NC||1360 sqft|
|Bought it through a friend, helped him install it, saved a bunch of cash.|
|$4,950||Goodman 14 SEER heat pump system||Virginia Beach, VA||1640 sqft|
|Living near salt water, we go through this every 7-10 years. We got a full 10 years out of our last unit, which was also a Goodman heat pump.|
|$6,600||Trane XR15 Heat Pump System||Jacksonville, FL||2675 sqft|
|This is our third Trane heat pump and we are a loyal brand owner. included heat pump, air handler, heat strip, and we had the clean effects air cleaner installed at the same time.|
|$9,200||Trane XL20i System||Greensboro, NC||1900 sqft|
|Our old heat pump system failed after 14 years. We decided to have a Trane XL20i installed and hope the high efficiency heat pump saves us money for years to come.|
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