When the weather turns cold, a dependable furnace is crucial for keeping you and your family warm at home — and for lower monthly utility bills. If your furnace is older than 15 years, you may want to consider replacing it with a new, efficient unit.
Depending on where you live, new furnace installation costs start at around $2,000 for labor and professional installation. Still, they can cost you more or less depending on several factors, including materials and equipment.
For a free estimate, call (855) 999-4417 or fill out our online service request form, and our customer service team will schedule a visit with one of our technicians as soon as possible.
What Factors Influence How Much It Costs to Install a Furnace?
If you intend to have a new furnace installed, factors include the furnace type, efficiency, installation challenges, furnace price, home square footage, proper or improper insulation.
Types of Furnaces
The type of furnace and the fuel type you use to heat your home can impact the cost of your furnace installation.
- Electric furnaces have a lower upfront cost than other types (about $2,000 on average) but have much higher lifetime usage costs than other furnaces.
- Gas furnaces may require a more significant initial investment (around $3,000 on average); however, natural gas furnaces cost a lot less, making them much more cost-effective over the unit’s lifetime.
- Oil furnaces are the priciest option (costing about $6,000 on average), and while they have been around for years, they are not used as often as they once were.
The furnace itself is likely not the only component needed to calculate installation costs. Other factors may include:
- The time it takes
- Where it’s being installed
- Installation difficulty
- Whether new ductwork or return vents need to be installed
- Ductwork improvements like duct sealing to improve function and efficiency of the new furnace
- Gas furnace replacement: If gas lines need to be run when converting from electric to gas heat
The efficiencies of home heating systems are measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This figure, expressed as a percent, tells you how much energy drawn by the furnace is converted into heat. The higher your furnace’s AFUE percentage, the more energy-efficient it is.
The current federal AFUE requirement for new furnaces is 80%, though there are furnaces on the market that can reach 98% AFUE. These models will save you money on energy costs in the long term, but they are more expensive to install than lower AFUE models.
Furnace Size or Capacity
Modern furnaces come in different sizes depending on their heating capacity. Furnaces with a larger heating capacity cost more money to install than those with a smaller capacity.
Your installation technician will perform a Manual J HVAC load test to calculate the appropriately sized furnace for your home. If your unit is too small, it will have to work harder than necessary to circulate the air. One that is too big won’t heat your home properly.
A 3,500-square-foot home will need a larger furnace than a 1,500-square-foot home. So, if your home is bigger, you will likely pay more to have your furnace installed.
This is a critical step to ensure you save money on installation costs and your monthly energy bill.
Components factored into the calculation include:
- Home size
- Window efficiency
- Construction materials
Furnace Brand and Quality
Furnace companies all offer their equipment at differing price points. Some manufacturers define their brands as budget-friendly and economical, while others sell their furnaces at higher prices due to innovative and expanded features.
These features might include quiet combustion, two-stage gas valves, or variable-speed blowers. You may not want these benefits and may prefer a basic model that is more in line with your budget. There are furnace options for everyone; talk to your furnace retailer for more information.
How Can I Get a Free Estimate?
To have a new furnace installed in your home:
- Contact HVAC Alliance Expert to schedule a visit from one of our service technicians as soon as possible. For your protection, all our staff pass background checks and meet the highest standard for customer service.
- Our technician will review your home, analyzing it for the best system for your heating needs.
- You will receive a quote listing various options, including our expert recommendation for the heating system that will align with your individual needs. We will answer any questions you have to help you make your decision.
- We will set an appointment and install the system you’ve chosen with the least possible intrusion on your daily life.
- Enjoy lower heating bills along with the comfort and efficiency of a new furnace installed correctly.
Can I Finance My Furnace Installation?
HVAC Alliance Expert works with several financial institutions and programs, helping you get your furnace installed no matter your budget. Our partnering banks include:
- EnerBank USA
- Synchrony Bank
- Wells Fargo
The most inexpensive plan is a mere $24 a month, and several options include interest-free payments for up to 18 months. Additionally, we offer you special deals that are updated regularly.
One of the many savings incentives we’ve offered includes $3,000 off new HVAC systems. We have home project financing options that work with nearly anyone’s budget. Furthermore, no down payment is required — qualification and approval are fast and easy.
Our funding programs were created with you in mind.
Schedule Your FREE Furnace Installation Estimate Today
If you need professional furnace installation services, you can rely on HVAC Alliance Expert’s more than 20 years of experience.
Call us today for a FREE estimate by calling (855) 999-4417. You can also tell us more about your HVAC needs by filling out our online form.