How much does it cost to install a furnace? Let us break it down for you.
So, you’ve figured out how a gas furnace works and think it’s right up your alley… But, just how much does it cost to install a furnace?
Well, there are many different things you need to keep in mind when installing a new furnace. It goes beyond the cost of the cabinet in your basement, attic or closet. Every part of the heating and cooling installation process – including contractor and additions – needs to be at the forefront of your mind when looking at quotes for a system.
Here are the different things you’ll have to pay for when you decide to have a gas furnace installed in your home.
- Contractor costs. The quest for a new gas furnace will always start with some research and the contractor search. When you hire a contractor you are paying for quality. Oftentimes, contractors that give you a higher quote have higher overhead costs that come with running and maintaining a quality business. Skimping on labor costs can result in paying more money down the road as a result of shoddy installation.
- Equipment costs. The price of the system will vary depending on which type of equipment you decide to have installed. Remember, additional perks on your system are more than just flashy upgrades – they can really improve performance and help you save in the long run. For example, a single-stage system may cost less than a two-stage system. But, with a two-stage system, you will get better energy efficiency, more even temperatures and it can help you save money. So, make sure you discuss all of your options with the professional HVAC contractor you hire.
- Additional equipment. A gas furnace is more than the cabinet. There are other components, like thermostats and indoor air quality, that are critical to performance. For example, if your home is getting a heating system for the first time, your home will need ductwork. Just remember, with any additions or improvements you make, you’ll get better comfort and can enjoy additional savings down the road.
- Additional considerations. Make sure you get several quotes from qualified contractors before you settle on a professional or a system. Just keep the above factors in mind. Just because a contractor offers you a lower quote doesn’t mean they are the best company to go with. Do your homework and STAY INFORMED.
There’s no doubt about it; central heating is definitely the way to go – particularly if you live in a climate that suffers from harsh winters. Yeah, costs can almost make it seem like it’s not worth it. However, there are many ways that you can justify those initial costs. What you pay now you’ll make up for in long-lasting comfort and peace of mind.
Need to start the process of finding a quote? Talk to your local HVAC contractor.
So, are you considering a gas furnace?
Thanks for sharing all of this information about what it costs to install a furnace. I really like that you mentioned doing your homework when it comes to choosing a contractor. Just like you said, a lower price doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the best option. Plus, I would rather be safe than sorry, and have a qualified contractor install the furnace.
My wife and I have decided that its time for a new furnace. We have never done this before, so we aren’t sure what the costs are going to be. This helped us see what we should be expecting, and I hope that we can find a good service that we can afford.
It’s interesting to read about all the different costs that factor into installing a new furnace. I think that considering all the angles could be very beneficial to determining what sort of furnace you can actually afford. Spending all you can on the furnace might leave you in a sticky situation when it comes to installation hardware, actually installation, and maintenance costs.