According to Home Advisor, the national average cost of installing a new furnace is around $4,000. The price varies from state to state and on the type of furnace you are getting. Getting a new furnace installed can be pricey depending on what you are looking for and where the new furnace will be installed.
The cost of installation varies for a new furnace. If you are looking for quick and competitively priced quality service, Ambient Edge can do it all. We are experienced technicians who can get your new furnace installed with minimal fuss and hassle. Every service we provide comes with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We are here for you every day of the week at any time, day or night. Call us at (888) 628-5890 to schedule an appointment.
Reasons to Replace Your Furnace
Like all machinery, after years of use, a furnace will eventually get worn down and need to be replaced. A furnace’s lifespan is 15 to 20 years but can last longer if it was properly cleaned and taken care of during its lifetime. If your furnace is constantly breaking down or not heating as well as it used to, it is time for a replacement.
Another reason to replace your furnace is to change the type of fuel you use, which may be more energy-efficient. If your furnace is older, investing in a switch could potentially save you money in the long run. Our professionals at Ambient Edge can help you decide whether it would be worth it to upgrade.
Types of Furnaces
There are several types of furnaces available out there, including::
- Natural gas
Different furnace types exist to fit different needs, and all come at a different price point for installation. Each fuel type has its pros and cons. What you choose depends largely on how much you are willing to spend and how long you are ready to wait for the installation. If you intend to switch your furnace to something other than the original fuel type used to heat your home, you are more than likely looking at an increased price.
Differences in Furnace Fuels
The most common furnace in today’s homes is natural gas, which is methanol. These are moderately priced units, usually costing around $4,500 total for both the unit and the installation. Even though the initial price may seem steep, these are by far the most effective and energy-efficient furnaces out there. Natural gas is also the cleanest fuel to burn. Natural gas is not just the most common choice, but it also saves money as well.
Oil furnaces are the predecessor to natural gas furnaces. They are usually found in homes that do not have access to a natural gas line. While oil tends to burn hotter and heat your home better, it is a dirty fuel source that requires frequent furnace maintenance. Having an oil furnace also means that if you need an air conditioner, it will be a separate install, as oil furnaces are standalone. Oil is also more expensive than natural gas and requires more effort to use. Oil furnaces cost around $3,000, which is less expensive in terms of unit and installation but are harder to maintain and cost more to use.
Propane furnaces cost around $3,000 for both the unit and installation. Using a propane furnace requires you to have access to propane tanks. Thus, fuel costs can vary, depending on the state you live in. Even though propane can be less expensive, it is still more expensive than natural gas. You also need to consider whether you have the additional space necessary to store a propane tank.
Electric furnaces are usually the easiest to install and the least expensive, costing around $2,500 to install. Electric furnaces are also efficient at heating up your home, but this does not make them cost-efficient. You can quickly negate the money you saved by installing an electric furnace with its higher operational costs.
Making the Replacement
Remember, it doesn’t matter the type of furnace you choose. Always be aware of any external factors that may affect the price. For example, if you change your furnace from natural gas to oil, there may be additional ductwork involved. If your home, business, or office floor plan is complex or there are hard-to-reach ducts, the installation price can dramatically increase.
You also want to make sure that you are getting a new furnace that has the Energy Star® label. It may be a higher cost upfront, but this will save you money down the line—especially if you live in a colder climate.
Always make sure you do your due diligence and research what is best for your home. If you are having a hard time figuring out the best options for you, Ambient Edge has you covered. Our technicians have the necessary experience in this industry to give you the best advice for your budget. Ambient Edge’s primary goal is to provide you with exceptional service at competitive prices. If you have any questions about our services, talk to one of our representatives today. Call us at (888) 628-5890.