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Furnace Installation Cost Factors

The cost of furnace installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you with a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor.

This key will serve as your guide:
$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$ = Additional cost

Am I installing a new furnace?

$ - When replacing the furnace in an existing forced air heating system.

$$ - When replacing the furnace in an existing forced air heating system but the furnace needs to be relocated.

$$$ - When installing a completely new furnace and forced air heating system. (For example, you will pay extra to replace a radiant heating system with a forced air heating system.)

+ Related: What is a Forced Air Heating System?

What type of furnace do I want to install?

$ - When a self-contained (wall-mounted or floor-mounted) furnace is installed. (These units do not typically require additional ventilation or duct work.)

$$ - When a furnace is installed as part of a larger forced air heating system.

What type of fuel will power the furnace?

$ - Electric

$$ - Oil

$$$ - Natural gas or liquid propane

How much power does the furnace need?
A number of factors contribute to the amount of power needed. It depends on the local climate, the square footage of the home, and your home’s type of insulation.

$ - When a 50,000 – 75,000 BTU furnace is installed.

$$ - 100,000+ BTU furnace is installed.

Do I need a high-efficiency furnace?

$ - When a low or mid-efficiency furnace is installed.

$$ - When a high efficiency, condensing furnace is installed.

Does the ductwork system need to be repaired?

$ - When the ductwork does not require any repairs.

$$ - When the heating duct system needs to be repaired or modified.

What type of furnace filter do I need?

$ - Disposable fiberglass filter

$$ - Pleated filter

$$ - Electrostatic filter

Learn More: Furnace Filter Efficiency 101

Do I want any additional features?

$$ - When additional heating zones are needed.

$$ - When a furnace humidifier is installed.

$$ - When additional thermostats are installed.

$$ - When the furnace has a variable speed blower

Ask the Pro:

1. How long do you expect the installation of the forced air heating system to take?

2. Do you have any customer references?

3. What type of furnace do you recommend?

4. How many furnaces have you installed in the last year?

5. What type of filter will you install?

6. Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

7. Will the new furnace fit where the existing furnace is currently located?

8. How much does this furnace cost to operate?

9. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

10. How long can I expect the furnace last?

11. Does furnace have a manufacturer’s warranty?

12. Will you need to cut into the drywall?

13. What type of maintenance does the furnace require?

14. How noisy will the furnace be?

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