How Much Does a Furnace Installation Cost?
If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your furnace, figuring out how much everything is going to cost can seem daunting. When determining how much it costs to install a furnace, you must consider two important factors: the cost of the unit itself and the cost of the labor. In Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, winters can be long and harsh, so it’s also important to consider long-term efficiency and reliability costs.
Picking a Unit Heating units come in gas, oil and electric varieties. On an individual basis, electric registers are the cheapest and can cost around $1,000. Electric registers, however, are only a good option if you need to heat a single room in your home. Oil furnaces are also relatively cheap and can cost as much as $2,000 a unit, but they are notoriously inefficient by modern-day standards. Gas furnaces are the most common type, but they have a wide range of prices. Cost is affected by heat output, efficiency, and the number of furnace speed stages available. The top end models cost as much as $14,000.
It’s easy to forget that labor can have a major impact on furnace installation cost. These costs can be significant if your home requires extensive duct work or modification. Finding a HVAC professional that has experience and can get the job done quickly can save you a lot of hassle in the future. Your long-term costs can also be affected by the type of labor warranty you get.
Look for at least a five-year warranty in writing to protect yourself from a poor installation job. A manufacturer’s warranty will protect you in case there is something wrong with the unit itself. Keeping your furnace installation cost low is a lot easier when you’ve done your research.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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