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How Much Does A Furnace Cost? 4 Factors That Affect The Cost Of Your Unit


Austen Winterbottom Install Manager

One of the first questions homeowners have when it comes to evaluating the performance of their HVAC units is often, “how much does a furnace cost?” And we get it; a new furnace is a big and important investment to your home that you want to last for years to come. But the price of a new furnace depends on a variety of factors in your home.

Here are 4 factors that go into the price of a new furnace:

1. Technical Requirements (something you can’t change)

One of the biggest factors in determining the cost of a new furnace is the size and structure of your home. How many square feet of living space does your home provide? What is the style or layout of the floor plan? One, two, three stories? How does the construction determine the type of heating and/or air conditioning required? Is it designed for hot water heating, steam or forced air? The size, configuration, windows, and insulation will directly affect the size of your system.

2. Code Requirements (something you can’t change)

Another non-optional factor in the cost of a new furnace is code requirements. What are the safety and building code requirements in your town, city or state? Strict safety and code requirements can significantly affect the cost of the installation.

3. Environmental Choices (up to you!)

There are also optional factors that affect the cost of a furnace. There are new products becoming available every day designed to enhance the comfort your system provides. Solutions to improve indoor air quality in your home and the purity and freshness of the air you breathe. Solutions to improve the convenience of your system’s operation and maintenance and much more. Obviously, the more accessories you add, the more expensive your complete system will be.

4. People Choices (up to you!)

You decide the company and the people you trust to enter your home and install and service your furnace and air conditioning system. Do you want people who don’t smoke, drink, swear, or abuse your property or family members? Someone without a criminal background? Do you want someone you know you can trust around your spouse or children… someone you could even trust with a key to your home? These are the kinds of people we hire because these are the kinds of people we believe in to demonstrate the values of a Home Comfort Hero. They are rare, get paid well, and if they fail on any one of these points, they simply will not work for us.

Our technicians are as focused on their professional capabilities as they are on their moral convictions. They are certified graduates of one of the most elite HVAC training centers in the country. And they participate in a minimum of 150 hours a year of scheduled training sessions for new technology and installation best practices.

Interested in a Home Comfort Hero evaluating your home to give you the price of a new furnace? Give us a call at 515-657-6634.

And be sure to check out our Club Memberships page and explore how we can get the most life out of your system for years to come.

Heating and Cooling Des Moines Since 1997

At Service Legends, we take pride in heating and cooling Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Our HVAC services include furnace and air conditioner installation, repairs, maintenance, and tune-ups. Our lineup of Indoor Air Quality solutions includes whole-home humidifiers, air purifiers, and air filtration systems. We can even help with HVAC financing.

Call 515-657-6634 to contact our Home Comfort Heroes today. We’re standing by 24/7.

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