The costs of installing a new heating system may vary. Factors include whether you are replacing an existing system with the same kind, installing a new type of heating system, or whether the heating system is being installed in a new home or an existing home.
In general, the costs to install a new heating system could include:
- bringing natural gas to your home;
- upgrading to a 200-amp electrical service and running electrical wiring to serve an electric furnace or baseboard heaters;
- storage tanks needed for oil or propane heating;
- heating equipment (furnace, boiler, baseboard heaters, heat pump, etc.);
- changes to your chimney;
- installing a ventilation system (exhaust fans or heat recovery ventilator) to control humidity and air quality;
- ducting and registers, or piping and convectors to distribute heat throughout your home;
- thermostats, dehumidistats and controls;
- trenching or drilling for geothermal systems;
- labour for installing any of the above.
Before you install a new heating system, compare price quotes from at least 3 different qualified contractors.