The first city incorporated in York region, Vaughan recently celebrated 25 years as an incorporated city, which includes the townships of Woodbridge, Thornhill, Concord, Kleinburg and Maple. The over 300,000 residents that call Vaughan home also have approximately 125 heating and cooling companies at their door step keeping residents comfortable and prices low. With the price for a new furnace or air conditioning unit averaging $3000 to $5000 in Canada this competition keeps Vaughan relatively lower at $2200 to $4200. Get a free quote today!
What Factors Will Affect The Price of A New Unit?
Size/BTU/Energy Efficiency: The larger the space, the larger the unit, the larger the price tag. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and is a measurement of the heat output of your furnace. It’s important to have a well sized unit so that it properly heats your home and avoids either being under or over powered. Smaller units will struggle, while larger ones will cycle on and off too often.
Brand of furnace/air conditioner: Large established manufacturers have been around for a long time so there’s not as much of a concern that they won’t be around in the future to fulfil a warranty or to purchase new parts from. All these things are important to consider when making this investment.
Company that you choose: With many HVAC contractors and suppliers in the region, it should be possible to get a deal in Vaughan. That being said, research all companies and be wary of any deals that may seem ‘too good to be true’.
Installation: The cost of installation can vary. It is important to have a licensed HVAC professional install your unit. They are professionally trained and able to make sure your unit is installed properly and safely.
Old furnace units tended to be larger compared to modern units, therefore requiring the plenum and venting to be retrofitted to the new system, which can add to the installation costs. Units located in hard to reach spots can also influence price. When the installation includes a conversion from a different energy source (such as baseboard heaters or oil) this will also cost more.
Want to stay cool and get $400? Just ask your authorized air conditioning retailer if you qualify for this incentive. The rebate applies when replacing an older unit with a new energy efficient model, not when added a cooling system for the first time.
Rebates are also available when replacing your heating system with an energy efficient ENERGY STAR model. You can qualify for a rebate of $250 from Ontario Power Authority, Enbridge Gas offers up to $2000 for an energy audit and retrofit, and Hydro One offers $250 off a new high efficiency heating system.