If you’re trying to decide between concrete and asphalt for your new driveway, and you’re focused on the upfront cost, asphalt is by far the cheaper way to go. The national average for asphalt is $1-$5 per square foot, as compared with the cost of concrete at $8-$12 per square foot.
Air source heat pumps are the most common types for residential use — versus ground source, water source, electrical and hybrid variants — and they work by transferring heat from the outside air to your house. Although the final cost of installing an air-source heat pump depends on its capacity and brand, you can expect to pay anywhere from $4,500 to $8,000, or up to $10,000 for high-end heat pumps.
Whether your household gets its water from a well or your city’s water mains, water softeners are the standard method for handling hard water issues. Let’s take a look at water softener prices and water softener installation costs — and why you should consider them more of an investment than an expense.
Looking to move out of, sell or refinance your house? Having your home appraised is a necessary step in the process. Learn all about home appraisal costs.
Installing a heat pump in your home can improve the efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Heat pumps are most often used for heating and cooling indoor spaces. Our guide can give you an idea of heat pump prices while helping you choose the best heat pump for your home.