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Old 10-27-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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I am a student at the University of Georgia, and I am doing research for my senior thesis. As part of my research, I need to find out how much the cost of installing a furnace varies across America.

I am interested in how much it costs for the furnace itself plus the labor to install it (the total cost to the consumer). I only need the cost to replace a furnace, so that is assuming the duct work is already in place. I know the cost varies widely based on a number of factors, but I am only interested in an average cost.

If you work for a company that installs furnaces, could you please give me an estimated average cost to the consumer for your company to replace their furnace. I do not need to know the name of your company, but please include what state you work in.

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As you stated, too many variables, therefore an "average" would be moot.
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As you stated, too many variables, therefore an "average" would be moot.
Ditto.

Do you want a push and pull (push the old one out and pull in the new one), or do you need ducting, a plenum, do you want high efficiency, gas, electric, blah blah blah,,,

There is way too much and you would have to narrow it down.

Or I could tell you I would put one in for $1200 ($800 for 80% furnace and $400 for the install).

Hvaclover would tell you $3400 ($2400 for a 95% and $1000 for install).

To you that would mean nothing and you would be comparing apples and chestnuts.
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Ditto.

Do you want a push and pull (push the old one out and pull in the new one), or do you need ducting, a plenum, do you want high efficiency, gas, electric, blah blah blah,,,

There is way too much and you would have to narrow it down.

Or I could tell you I would put one in for $1200 ($800 for 80% furnace and $400 for the install).

Hvaclover would tell you $3400 ($2400 for a 95% and $1000 for install).

To you that would mean nothing and you would be comparing apples and chestnuts.

Naw. It would be a buck fifty for the furnace and four Gs for labor


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Naw. It would be a buck fifty for the furnace and four Gs for labor


I is an expensive 'ho!
I've heard that about you.
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Basically what the others said.

Plus.
Contractors themselves pay different prices for the furnaces.

A high volume contractor will get a better wholesale price, then a guy that only does 60 or 80 units a year.

Another problem with using averages. No body ever gets that average.

It would come out to an amount that is actually charged.

Company A 800
Company B 1200
Company C 1300
Total 3300
Average 1100
But none of the companies charged 1100.

Throw in Company D, that only does high end 2 stage furnace change outs, at $8,000.00 (new average, $2,825.00) And you really have a false average.
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Let me try to narrow my question. I am looking for how much it would cost the average family in a 3 bedroom house who wanted a midrange gas furnace (not high efficiency, but not the lowest either). Really, I want what the average family would have installed, so whatever is your company's most commonly purchased furnace. I am only looking for the price to bring the furnace in, take away the old one, and set the furnace up assuming all duct work and extras are already set up. All you are installing is the furnace itself. Hopefully this will be specific enough, if its not ill try again. Thanks for all your help!
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80% gas, push pull, 80k, 1200cfm, venting already in. Just replace the old one.

Furnace would be $700-$900 and install would be $400 to $500 depending on how easy it is to get the old one out and how much duct work is required. Total $1100-$1400.
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80% gas, push pull, 80k, 1200cfm, venting already in. Just replace the old one.

Furnace would be $700-$900 and install would be $400 to $500 depending on how easy it is to get the old one out and how much duct work is required. Total $1100-$1400.
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80% 75/80k, $1800/$2000. Maybe a little less for a YSC Saturday morning slammer.
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Let me try to narrow my question. I am looking for how much it would cost the average family in a 3 bedroom house who wanted a midrange gas furnace (not high efficiency, but not the lowest either). Really, I want what the average family would have installed, so whatever is your company's most commonly purchased furnace. I am only looking for the price to bring the furnace in, take away the old one, and set the furnace up assuming all duct work and extras are already set up. All you are installing is the furnace itself. Hopefully this will be specific enough, if its not ill try again. Thanks for all your help!
Wouldn't the average family these days be purchasing a High Efficiency unit? Do people still buy 80%'s?

What about AC? Many units have central AC and this is often an intergral part of the furnace installation.

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Wouldn't the average family these days be purchasing a High Efficiency unit? Do people still buy 80%'s?

What about AC? Many units have central AC and this is often an intergral part of the furnace installation.

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I sell a lot of 80's. They are fast for me and no worries about venting. I just push the old one out and put in the new one. A little duct work and it's beer time. Generally 5-6 hours and it am sitting in the shade.

No AC unless they already have it.

The kid asked for a push pull and no extras.
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Man, iam gonna sub all my work to you Marv
Send it my way. It's slow right now. I am picking up some teaching jobs at the local hospitals to fill in (I teach ACLS as a paramedic).

I think that I forgot to mention that price is cash so that I don't have to do any reporting if you know what I mean. Check or Visa will cost more since it will have to go through my account at the credit union.

Most of my stuff is cash.
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Send it my way. It's slow right now. I am picking up some teaching jobs at the local hospitals to fill in (I teach ACLS as a paramedic).

I think that I forgot to mention that price is cash so that I don't have to do any reporting if you know what I mean. Check or Visa will cost more since it will have to go through my account at the credit union.

Most of my stuff is cash.
Now look what you went and did! You said the "C" word! Just when the OP thought he had a constant in his statistics!

How you gonna act Marv?
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Now look what you went and did! You said the "C" word! Just when the OP thought he had a constant in his statistics!

How you gonna act Marv?
Great, another variable in the equation.

I forgot to mention the 20 90's in a 2 inch 40 foot intake pipe.

DOH!!!!!!
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