Compare Gas Furnace Prices

Gas furnaces are one of the most popular, effective, and cost efficient ways to heat your home during the winter months. Regardless of where you live through the USA, as long as you have access to natural gas or propane gas, you can have a highly efficiency and reasonably priced gas furnace installed at your house at an affordable cost.

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In this Furnace Price Guide, we’re going to cover both Natural Gas, and furnaces that have been converted to use Propane Gas. We’ll share wholesale and dealer installed gas furnace prices for the equipment from various top rated brands, as well as what cost you may expect to pay for variables like different sized new gas furnaces, higher efficiency, and of course estimated repair costs for gas furnaces. At the end of the page you’ll find a section dedicated to user submitted prices, that contains what readers like yourself paid for their own gas furnace replacement cost, or complete HVAC system.

Sections: Furnace Brands | Size | Efficiency | Service & Repair Costs | User Submitted

Prices Sorted by Brand or Manufacturers

The brand or manufacturer of gas furnace you decide to purchase for your home will definitely have an effect on both the wholesale cost, and installed gas furnace price. Just like any other HVAC product in the consumer market, there are different levels of quality with gas furnaces. That said, a poorly installed, top rated gas furnace is more likely to fail, than a professionally installed, lower rated furnace. Working with a professional HVAC contractor is just as important as choosing the right furnace brand.

Setting the Average Home Baseline

In order to display average furnace prices from different brands, we need to set a standard baseline. For this example, we’ll use an 80,000 btu gas furnace with 90% AFUE efficiency, and a 3-ton (1200 cfm) fixed speed blower, being installed in a first floor utility closet, basement, or mechanical room. This setup would be common in an average 1600-2000 square foot home. The “Furnace Only” cost is considered the wholesale pricing, and “New Furnace Installed” is only an estimate of the installed furnace cost, not including any other accessories or a central air unit.

Gas Furnace Brand or Manufacturer
Furnace Only
New Furnace Installed
Amana $897
$2,385
American Standard $1,350
$3,620
Bryant $980
$2,570
Carrier $1,164 $3,115
Coleman $780 $2,360
Goodman MFG $695 $1,860
Heil $860 $2,300
Lennox $1,260 $3,370
Nordyne $925 $2,490
Payne $680 $1,820
Rheem $1,100 $2,940
Ruud $1,185 $3,180
Trane $1,275 $3,560
York $785 $2,100
Average Furnace Cost:
$1,215 $2,370

 

Comparison of Prices Sorted by Gas Furnace Size and the Approximate Area it Heats

When you buy a new gas furnace, it’s very important that you get the properly sized unit for your home. If it’s too big, the gas furnace will short cycle on and off, you’ll end up with inadequate heating and lower the long-term reliability of the furnace. Too small, and it will run all the time, never properly heating your home and wasting quite a bit of energy.

The only accurate way to get a properly sized furnace is to run a heat loss load calculation on your home. You can find do it yourself tools to do it on your own as a reference, or request that your HVAC contractor supply one for you. Many areas of the USA now require an HVAC load test (Called Manual J) to get permits and inspections on the gas furnace installation.

For the purpose of this gas furnace price comparison of different size systems, we are basing the costs on standard (80-90% afue) to high efficiency (92-96% afue) furnaces, installed in a home with normal to average difficulty.

Gas Furnace Size, Heats Approx Area
Furnace (Std-High AFUE)
Installed
40,000-60,000 BTU’s, 600-1200 sf $535 – $1,150
$1,710 – $2,450
60,000-80,000 BTU’s, 1000-1600 sf $650 – $1,250
$1,790 – $2,980
80,000-100,000 BTU’s, 1400-2000 sf $850 – $1,748
$2,360 – $3,720
100,000-120,000 BTU’s, 1800-2600 sf $975 – $2,150 $2,560 – $5,100
120,000-140,000 BTU’s, 2400-3400 sf $1,100 – $2,650 $2,920 – $6,610

 

Cost Comparison of High Efficiency (AFUE) Gas Furnaces VS. Standard Efficiency

If you’ve wondered about the cost difference of a high-efficiency gas furnace versus standard efficiency, the table below will help you understand. When you choose a high efficiency gas furnace, you pay more up front, but save considerably on your monthly utility costs to operate the gas furnace and heat your home. High efficiency gas furnace prices usually include features like variable speed blowers, multi-stage burners, high tech communication with other hvac system components, and much more. Trane and Carrier are leaders in high efficiency furnace models, check the list of Trane furnace prices to get a better idea of the brand cost.

In addition to the initial cost burden, there are also considerations like different venting and condensation drains that must be taken into account by the installers.If not already equipped to handle it, these could add slightly to the cost of installation.

We have used the same average furnace size and home mentioned above. 80k btu, 1200 cfm blower, average installation difficulty.

Furnace Efficiency Rating (AFUE)
Furnace Only
Furnace Installed
78% – 80% AFUE, Standard Efficiency $450 – $750
$2,550
90% AFUE, High Efficiency $690 – $1,200
$3,195
92 – 95% AFUE, Very High Efficiency $850 – $1,650
$2,020
98% AFUE, Ultra High Efficiency $2,640+ $3,220

Repair Costs with Estimates of Diagnostic, Part Removal and Installation Time.

Fixing a broken gas furnace is a job best left to a qualified HVAC technician. Once you get past return air filters and the thermostat, you will likely need specialized tools and the correct furnace manuals to understand diagnostic codes and troubleshooting procedures for your specific brand of gas furnace.

Most furnace repair companies work from a flat rate repair cost book, or use a factor of parts + labor, to determine the price you pay for gas furnace repair. There are good and bad about both pricing methods, and the industry mix is relatively equally split. The gas furnace parts only cost is based on what you could buy the part for yourself, if you were to handle all troubleshooting, track down the part, and complete the repair 100% on your own. The install time is based on the approximate time it would take a professionally trained technician to diagnosis, remove & replace, and confirm the gas furnace being in good working condition. The total cost of parts installed in the third column, includes all parts and labor, including the service call cost.

Note: If your gas furnace is more than 8-10 years old, or the total cost of the service call and your gas furnace repair is more than $750, you should always ask for a full replacement estimate, and always get a second opinion if you have the ability to do so. If you would like free quotes from qualified local contractors, click here. Partners in our system are qualified, local to you, and ready to provide competitive pricing quotes.

Service or Repair
Parts Only
Install Time (Hrs)
Parts Installed
Service Call Rate $59 – $149 -
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Mechanical Thermostat $29 – $85 1-2
$80 – $375
Electronic Thermostat $29 – $350 1-2
$80 – $560
Electrical Fuse or Breaker $5 – $45 Up to 1 hr
$60 – $260
Gas Shut Off Valve $10 – $35 2-4 hours
$220 – $300
Gas Piping $35 up 1-3 Varies on Types
Electronic Pilot System $25 – $55 1-2
$120 – $250
Hot Surface Ignitor $20 – $65 Up to 1 hour
$115 – $300
Thermocouple (Flame Sensor) $25 – $65 Up to 1 hour
$120 – $300
Electronic Circuit Board $65 – $450 1-2
$240 – $750
Gas Burners $30 – $120 1-3 hours
$125 – $600
Standard Blower Motor $45 – $125 2-4 hours
$450 – $650
Variable or PSC Blower Motor $45 – $250 2-4
$450 – $750
Replacement Heat Exchanger $190 – $450 4-8 hours
$850 – $1,350
Draft Inducer Motor $150 – $375 1-2 hours
$375 – $850
Safety Limit Switch $25 – $45 1-2 hours $115 – $245

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Visitor Submitted Gas Furnace & Complete HVAC System Prices

Although the gas furnace and repair prices listed on this page are provided from industry price sheets and professional resources, we also rely on feedback and price submissions from our visitors like yourself. If you recently paid for a gas furnace repair, or had a new gas furnace installed at your home, please consider sharing the information with us and future visitors, by completing our short project questionnaire. You personal information is protected and no personally identifying information will be posted on our website.


 
Location
Brand & Service
Included
Amount
2014 Ocala, FL Goodman furnace Gas Furnace Replacement
$4,600.00
We don’t use heat much but still chose to replace our old electric heater with a gas furnace matched to our central ac system. The entire system furnace, ac and coil, was $4,600.
2014 Not Provided Trane XV95 / 4TRW Gas Furnace & Heat Pump
$12,300
Replaced older furnace and ac unit with a Trane XV95 gas furnace and a Trane 4TRW 3-ton Heat Pump system.
2014 Atlanta, GA Amana 70X40A Gas Furnace Repair
$372.00
Condensate drain tube from coil was clogged. Cleaned tube and trap, replaced weak 10 amp blower capacitor, service call fee, environmental fee, and labor for 45 minutes. Unit is 19 years old and the company recommended replacement.
2014 Charlotte, NC Goodman GMS Furnace Gas Furnace Installed
$1,200
Local company wanted $3500 to install furnace only. Bought ours on eBay for $550, paid an off-hours crew $550 to install it for me. Saved a lot of money using the DIY method.
2014 Scranton, PA Carrier 92% AFUE Installed Gas Furnace
$2,950

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