Winter will be here before you know it. Is your home’s heating system ready to make it through another heating season? The average home furnace should have a service life of 15-20 years. While you can extend the life of your furnace by keeping up with regular maintenance but eventually all systems need to be replaced.
Here at Liberty, we understand that no one is excited about buying a brand new furnace, the good news is that the latest technologies are more energy-efficient and dependable than older units. But the big question still remains – how much does a new gas furnace cost? Let’s look at some numbers.
According to HomeGuide.com, the average cost of a new gas furnace and installation can range from $3,778 to $4,833. The total cost can vary based on where you live, the brand of equipment, and the HVAC company’s labor rate.
Another factor that could affect the price is whether you need new ductwork installed in your home. The more additional work or material you need to replace outdated or damaged ducts, the higher the final price will be.
Benefits of a gas furnace
Natural gas is the most fuel source for home furnaces. Other options include electric and oil. Gas has many advantages such as:
- Does not require fuel storage
- Heats up faster and can reach a higher temperature
- Natural gas is more cost-effective than other fuel sources
Size of furnaces
When buying a new furnace, it’s very important to choose the right sized system for your home. If your furnace is too small it won’t be able to properly heat your home or will need to work extra hard, which will shorten its service life. On the other hand, if your furnace is too large, it will turn on and off too frequently and not be as efficient as it should be.
Heating capacity is measured by British Thermal Units (BTUs). An HVAC professional can calculate the appropriate heating requirements you need based on your location, home’s construction and insulation, number of rooms and windows, home’s square footage, and more.
Furnace installation in Murrieta and Winchester
We hope this guide will help you with your research and budgeting for a new heating system. If you’d like to receive an estimate to replace a gas furnace in the Murrieta and Winchester, CA area, trust the HVAC pros at Liberty Plumbing. Call us today at (951) 760-4215 – we’ll help you make the best heating decision for your household.