When the arctic-like air begins rolling through Indianapolis and surrounding areas, we get a lot of inquiries about the best ways to stay warm. One of the most common questions we get is, “Can you give me an estimate of how much a new furnace would cost over the phone?” Unfortunately, the answer is no, and here is why.
To understand why we can’t give an estimate over the phone, you must realize many variables affect pricing.
The size of your home
Larger homes will need more heating power to keep your family warm. Also, your home’s landscaping, square footage, amount of insulation, and type of construction will have an impact on the type of equipment needed to heat your home properly.
Don’t forget installation
You can purchase a furnace on your own, but installing a furnace isn’t a do-it-yourself job, as one wrong connection could turn into a safety hazard. Our certified HVAC technicians will take care of everything from start to finish, giving you peace of mind that your new system will keep you cozy this winter and ensure your family’s safety.
Is an energy-efficient system a priority?
While energy-efficient systems may have a higher upfront cost, the investment can lower your energy bills and save you money over the long run. Finding the right balance could mean searching for a furnace with an Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of 90 percent or higher.
How difficult will it be to remove the old system?
If it’s been 10-15 years since your last system was installed, the old furnace may be improperly wired or need additional adjustments to get it ready for the new system. And sometimes, systems are difficult to access and remove. For these reasons, removing an old system could take extra time and money.
We want to provide you with as accurate information as we possibly can. Therefore, we don’t like estimating that your project will cost X dollars over the phone, only to come out to your home and find that it’s going to cost X+Y+Z dollars based on the variety of options available.
While we can’t give you a ballpark estimate, according to HomeAdvisor, a typical range for furnace installation, including the unit, is between $4,000 and $15,000, including the unit, ducts, labor, and any necessary materials.*.
Keep in mind, those are averages, so the total price could be more or less. The good thing is, no matter your budget, our Service Plus team can help you choose the best fit for heating your home and ensuring your family’s indoor comfort.
If you live in Indianapolis or the surrounding areas, schedule some time to chat with our Service Plus team to learn more about your new furnace options and installation by calling (317) 434-2627.