Cost to Install a Forced Air Furnace

Updated: December 2016

Forced Air Furnace Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Forced Air Furnace Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 96% efficiency gas furnace heater. 5 ton 120,000 BTU capacity. Requires natural gas and 120V connections at unit. 10 yr limited warranty.
1 furnace$1,136.69$1,326.50
Forced Air Furnace Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install forced air furnace with favorable site conditions. Assemble unit. Level and secure/support unit. Connect to ducting. Configure controller. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 furnace$1,136.69$1,326.50
Forced Air Furnace Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install forced air furnace including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 furnace$1,136.69$1,326.50
Forced Air Furnace Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pipe cutting and threading, tubing cutter, brazing kit and pipe wrenches.
1 furnace$1,136.69$1,326.50
Option: Remove HVAC Unit
Disconnect power, connections and fittings. Disconnect mounting hardware and remove unit from premises. For units up to 200 LBS.
1 furnace$1,136.69$1,326.50
Forced Air Furnace Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 furnace11.812513.4375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Forced Air Furnace   
Average Cost per Furnace  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Forced Air Furnace! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Forced Air Furnace Installation project. For a basic 1 furnace project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Forced Air Furnace ranges between $2,207 - $2,635 per furnace.

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Cost to Install a Forced Air Furnace - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of forced air furnace new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Forced Air Furnace Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Forced Air Furnace Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Forced Air Furnace Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Forced Air Furnace - References

Forced Air Furnace Installation - Average Cost Per Furnace

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Forced Air Furnace Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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