Replacing your home's HVAC system is not cheap

My daughter Cassie called me in a panic because her Heating, Ventilation & A/C unit malfunctioned in her condo and her technician told her that she needs to have the unit replaced.

My daughter lives in an older house that my husband and I bought for her a few years ago.

It was perfect because after she graduated from university and got her job. She was able to handle the mortgage payments on her own. Over the years, she had some minor maintenance troubles, however nothing major that she couldn’t handle! But a broken Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit is one of the most costly things to replace in your home. The cost of a new Heating, Ventilation & A/C system usually runs between $5,000 and $10,000. This depends on the size of the unit, the square footage of the home, and the efficiency rating for the Heating, Ventilation and A/C system. Luckily, Cassie’s house isn’t that big. She lives in a 1,200 square foot 2 bedroom home. This means, the cost of her new HVAC unit should be on the lower side of the cost spectrum. She lives alone in her home, and I am wondering if she would consider getting a window unit for now until we can figure out how to cover the cost of the new heating and cooling system. I am sure her dad will offer to help with the cost, however Cassie is going to insist on paying him back. As a temporary solution, I will ask her to consider installing a window air conditioner in her home and possibly installing ceiling fans in the other spaces. This will provide Cassie some time to determine the best option for getting the new Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit.


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