So you need a new heater, but how much is it going to cost? Finding a flat-rate answer online can be tricky because everyone’s HVAC system is different. The type of heater you need installed will affect the price, and the cost of labor varies based off the difficulty of the job and even individual companies.
There are a lot of factors that influence how much a new heater costs, but we’ll cover some of the major components and help you get a better understanding of how much you can expect for the cost of a furnace replacement.
The Average Cost of Furnace Replacement
Browsing online, you might be shocked to find that the cost of a new furnace can range anywhere from $1,000 to $15,000. The installation of a new heating system ranges in complexity and cost based of factors such as your current system, the type of house you live in, when it was constructed and any special features of a new furnace.
How Your House Influences the Cost of Furnace Installation
Your home’s foundation impact how well it heats and cools the property. A well-insulated house will require less HVAC capacity, but a large home with proper insulation may still require a higher quality system or heavy-duty furnace to maintain proper temperature.
Ductwork, your house’s air distribution system, will greatly impact the type of furnace you need and how much it will cost to install. If you need to buy a new system, you might also want to consider upgrading your ductwork to maximize your new system’s ability. New ductwork costs between $2,000 to $3,000 according to Trane, one of our most-trusted brands for HVAC equipment.
Project Difficulty and Price
Before you buy a new heating and cooling system, you need a licensed professional to come out and assess the property to determine what type of furnace is best for you as well as provide an estimate on how much it would cost to install it.
Different systems are harder to install than others. Heating restoration in old houses, for example, cost much more than an upgrade in a newer model
Finding the Right Furnace for You
The best way to know how much your new furnace will cost is to get an estimate from professionals.