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How much does a furnace installation or replacement typically cost?

When considering furnace installation or replacement costs, it’s essential to understand the various factors that can influence the final price. Here’s a breakdown of typical costs and the factors that affect them:

Average Installation Cost: The average for a full furnace installation ranges from $4,820 to $9,350. This includes the cost of the furnace itself, labor fees, ductwork, removal, and disposal of the old furnace, as well as other installation costs or upgrades included.

Type of Furnace: The type of furnace you choose significantly impacts the installation cost. Here’s a breakdown of average installation costs for different types of furnaces:

  • Electric Furnace: Typically ranges from $1,800 to $7,300, depending on factors such as size and efficiency. Electric furnaces are suitable for regions with mild winters and are measured in kilowatts.
  • Natural Gas Furnace: Ranges from $2,800 to $9,500 for the average installation cost. High-efficiency models may cost more initially but offer long-term savings on utility costs. Natural gas furnaces are ideal for colder climates.
  • Oil Furnace: Common in regions with harsh winters, oil furnace installation costs typically range from $4,500 to $8,000 or higher. Oil furnaces require more maintenance but can have a longer lifespan.

Size and BTU Capacity: The size of the furnace is determined by the British Thermal Units (BTUs) required to heat your home. The cost of a furnace is influenced by its BTU capacity, with larger units costing more. The BTU requirement is calculated based on the square footage of your home, typically around 40 BTUs per square foot. Additional factors such as cathedral ceilings or drafty windows may require adjustments to the BTU calculation.

Installation vs. Replacement: Whether you’re installing a new furnace or replacing an existing one also affects the overall cost. Replacing an old furnace with a new one may be more cost-effective as existing infrastructure can be utilized. However, converting from one type of furnace to another or relocating the furnace may require additional work and incur higher costs.

Additional Installation Considerations: Factors such as ductwork requirements, location changes, and any necessary upgrades or modifications to accommodate the new furnace also contribute to the overall installation cost. HVAC duct installation typically costs between $10 and $20 per linear foot.

At Mainstream, we understand the importance of providing transparent pricing and delivering exceptional value to our customers. Our experienced technicians ensure efficient and professional furnace installations tailored to your specific needs, ensuring optimal comfort and performance for your home. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and receive a personalized quote for your furnace installation or replacement. With Mainstream, expect reliable service and expert solutions for all your heating needs.