How Much Does A Furnace Cost?


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 heating system is a big and important investment to your home that you want to last for years to come. But the furnace price depends on a variety of factors in your home.

4 Factors That Affect The Cost Of Your Furnace

1. Furnace & HVAC Technical Requirements

One of the biggest factors in determining the furnace price 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 and the cost of your furnace installation.

2. Furnace & HVAC Code Requirements

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?

Don’t worry, you don’t need to know what your specific code requirements are, but know that they are put in place specifically by the state, city or municipal code to keep you and your family safe.

Strict safety and code requirements can significantly affect the cost of the installation. Every furnace replacement and installation job is followed up with an inspection from your specific city. If there are issues with the installation of your HVAC system, our team will address those and fix them as needed.

3. Environmental Choices

There are also optional factors that affect the furnace replacement cost. There are new products becoming available every day designed to enhance the comfort your system provides.

Obviously, the more accessories you add, the more expensive your complete HVAC system will be.

4. People / Contractor Choices

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 for a free estimate!

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.

What Makes Service Legends the Best Choice For You

Unlike most contractors, we take the more unconventional approach by looking at your home’s unique configuration to find a solution you’ll be comfortable with for years to come. According to Consumer Reports, a furnace that’s too small won’t keep your home comfortable during extremely cold weather.

Think of Service Legends as airflow pros. We have space-age tools for measuring home spaces that help us determine the right solution every time, increasing your comfort and reducing utility costs.

Our Guarantees

The most important day of your furnace is the day it is installed. We guarantee our expert technicians will install your furnace correctly — the first time. At Service Legends, we stand behind our work for a long time with a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. In fact, nobody beats our warranties or guarantees.


If you’re looking for a skilled HVAC contractor in the Des Moines area to replace your gas furance, electric furnace, heat pump, geothermal, or other HVAC system, Service Legends is the team for you. We’ve been praised by our clients for our depth of knowledge, professionalism, and prompt working habits. Depending on what you’re looking for, the total comfort package you want to achieve based on the size of your home, and your budget, our high-efficiency furnaces can’t be beaten.

We understand that furnace or heater replacement is costly to even think about. That’s why Service Legends has a selection of flexible payment plans and financing options that’ll allow you to replace and/or install today and pay tomorrow. Contact us today to request a free estimate and ensure a warmer home for you and your loved ones.


Service Legends is proud to provide the all-in-one HVAC, electrical, plumbing, duct cleaning, and insulation services Central Iowans prefer. We hold ourselves to a high standard and take pride in what we do.

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 and replacement, HVAC repairs, HVAC maintenance, and HVAC 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.

Let us help you stay safe and comfortable indoors. From installation and repair to maintenance and more, it’s easy to see why Service Legends is Des Moines’ top residential contractor in Central Iowa. It’s safe to say we’ve earned a Ph.D. in keeping you comfy. We’re waiting to hear from you – reach out today!

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