In the market for a new furnace? Before you buy your new furnace, make sure to contact a trusted HVAC professional, like the team at Comfort First. We can inspect your current furnace and confirm that a new furnace is your only option.

Who knows. You might need some less expensive repairs instead.

Assuming that you’re 100% certain that you need a new furnace, you’re no doubt wondering how much it’ll cost.

Of course, this isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of situation, but here are a few things to look for, and expect, as you look to purchase a new furnace in North Carolina.

YOUR ENERGY SOURCE

The #1 factor to consider when determining your furnace cost is the energy source (electric, gas, oil). Typically, electric furnaces are the least expensive. Here’s a breakdown of national averages:

Electric:

  • Standard efficiency – $2,000
  • High efficiency – $4,410

Gas:

  • Standard efficiency – $2,100
  • High efficiency – $4,625

Oil:

  • Standard efficiency – $2,885
  • High efficiency – $6,480

THE FURNACE EFFICIENCY

As you likely noticed in the table above, prices greatly differ between “standard” and “high” efficiency. Why is that?

Furnaces with higher AFUE ratings run more efficiently than their counterparts, and therefore cost more to purchase upfront. The key term here is ‘upfront’ because, in the end, you end up saving more money on your utility costs with a higher efficiency furnace.

Our team can help you figure out your best options based on your immediate, and long-term budget goals.

THE SIZE OF YOUR FURNACE

When we work with a client, we talk at length about the importance of getting the right-sized furnace for their home. It can save them hundreds of dollars in energy costs over the years.

Well, it can also save you money upfront as well.

As you would expect, bigger furnaces are almost always more expensive than smaller ones. Our team will perform a Manual J HVAC load test to determine the right-sized furnace for your home. That way you don’t waste money on a piece of equipment that costs more upfront and increases your utility bills over the years.

INSTALLATION

Installation costs include the time it takes to install the furnace, where it’s being installed, how difficult it is to install, and whether new ductwork needs to be installed.

Even if you have ductwork, it’s possible that you’ll need new ductwork because your new system is likely more efficient.

YOU AND YOUR FURNACE ARE IN GOOD HANDS WITH COMFORT FIRST OF NORTH CAROLINA

Buying a new furnace can be an incredibly stressful time, not to mention costly. We know this. That’s why we work hard to make this process pain-free and, dare we say, enjoyable for our customers.

When you work with us, you’ll know that you’re getting the best possible furnace for your budget and space. And you can rest assured that you’re building a relationship with the most trusted furnace specialist in North Carolina. Homeowners and businesses throughout N.C. depend on us for installation, repairs, and ongoing maintenance.

Contact us today to find out why more people in North Carolina turn to us for all of their heating and cooling needs.