How Much is a New Furnace?
If you’re considering installing a new furnace, it’s vital to have all the information you need to make the right decision at your fingertips. Price is always a key consideration – after all, ensuring your investment delivers optimal value is crucial.
Determining the price of a new furnace always depends on many factors. For an accurate, competitive figure, ask the professional team at Arpi’s for a comprehensive estimate.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Furnace?
The cost of a new furnace varies from house to house. An average price for a new furnace ranges from $4,500 – $9,000 and is determined by a multitude of factors.
The cost to replace a furnace depends on the following:
The Age of Your Home
Newer properties are frequently built to accommodate a modern furnace. The duct work needed to circulate warm air will already be in place, and the connections will be installed to minimize the work required to fit a fresh furnace.
In contrast, older homes may require more preparatory work before a new furnace is installed. For example, the ducts may require cleaning or new gas connections will have to be fitted before the furnace can be connected.
The Size of Your Home
Your house size will help determine the capacity needed. Generally, a furnace needs to generate between 30-60 BTU (British Thermal Units) per square foot of the property. As it gets pretty cold in Calgary and the surrounding area, we recommend a furnace that can provide heat nearer to the 60 BTU/square foot figure.
Existing Duct Work
Our technicians will need to determine how much additional work is needed on your existing ducting. They may also need to service your ductwork, ensuring it’s in top shape and ready to accommodate the needs of your new furnace.
Venting locations can sometimes be a challenge. High-efficiency furnaces typically vent out of the side of your home. If these areas are not easily accessible, this can add additional costs to the installation. There are other ways to vent furnaces within your home.
Brand Make and Model
All brands will have different efficiencies, sizes, and unique features that will also impact the cost.
New Furnace FAQs
How often should you replace a furnace?
As a general guide, most furnaces will last between ten and twenty years. Households that maintain their furnace diligently and/or have them regularly serviced can expect their furnace to last longer.
Poorly maintained furnaces, furnaces that were incorrectly installed, or furnaces that see heavy use are likely to wear out sooner.
Should I replace a 30-year-old furnace?
If your furnace is working well, there’s no immediate need to replace it. That said, older furnaces are inevitably less efficient than modern models. Furnace technology has advanced significantly over the past couple of decades, meaning a new furnace will likely cost much less than an older model.
In addition, nothing lasts forever. If your old furnace needs frequent repairs or is breaking down regularly, replacing it will probably be more cost-effective. If you’re worried about the performance or efficiency of your older furnace, Arpi’s is happy to come out and complete any repairs, as well as provide a professional opinion on the overall condition of your current model.
What is the average life expectancy of a gas furnace?
Life expectancy varies depending on factors such as brand, servicing schedule, usage, the furnace’s age, and the installation’s quality. In addition, different parts have different expected life spans – the heat exchanger in the Lennox ML196E, for example, comes with a twenty-year warranty. Other parts come with a five-year warranty.
Arpi’s is happy to advise on the furnaces we find to have the longest lifespan based on decades of professional experience.
How long does it take to remove and install a furnace?
As a general rule, provided there aren’t any additional complications, Arpi’s team can remove an old furnace and install a new one in a single working day. The actual time taken will vary between four and eight hours.
If the job is expected to take longer, perhaps because preparatory work is needed, we will let you know when we initially quote.
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