One of the most common questions we get online, over the phone, or at trade shows is always, “How much does a new furnace cost?”
The question is a valid one and it comes from many different sources – the new homeowner, the homeowner who hasn’t had to worry about a furnace in 30 years, or just a curious Facebook follower.
The unpopular answer is, “It depends.” That is because there are many factors that determine the final cost.
What Goes Into the Cost?
There several things to take into consideration when determining the cost of a new furnace that can be broken up into three main factors:
The brand, size, energy source, and efficiency of the unit you choose will be the majority of the total cost.
When choosing a unit, you’ll have to decide which option works best for your home comfort needs. For example, high-efficiency units will cost more initially but will save you money on your utility bills in the long run.
West Allis Heating has many options on units from top-quality brands; Daikin, Lennox, and Carrier for you to choose from. As always, estimates are completely free.
The time and effort needed to install a new unit (and potentially remove an old one) is the next biggest factor in the total cost of a new furnace.
If you’re looking to relocate or switch the energy source of your existing unit, it will require more time and resources. You may also need to have brand new ductwork made to fit your home. All of the above will lead to a higher labor cost.
The great thing about West Allis Heating is that we charge by the job, not by the hour. That means you’ll pay what we quote you no matter where you live or how long it takes.
3. Materials & Miscellaneous Factors
The final factor in determining the total cost of a new furnace includes the materials and smaller aspects needed to complete the job.
This could include things such as electrical work, extending or moving gas lines, sheet metal, permit and inspection fees, or chimney work.
When you choose West Allis Heating for new equipment, we’ll take the burden off of you by applying for the necessary permits.
As you can see, there are numerous factors that go into the cost of a new furnace and the answer truly depends on the size of the job and the individual needs of the customer.
Your best option is to reach out to a reputable HVAC company (wink wink) and request a free estimate.
The Comfort Advisors at West Allis Heating will be happy to come to your home, evaluate all of your options and provide you with a price that will work with your budget and for your home comfort needs.
They will also go over the various rebates, tax credits, and financing options you can get to help make it more cost-effective.
Contact us today to set up your appointment before Wisconsin’s relentless winter arrives.