How much does it cost to replace a furnace?

The average cost to replace a furnace across the nation is between $1,200 and $5,900 depending on the type of furnace you have. Most of us have gas or electric, and thereby we can narrow it down to around $3,100 installed, according to Home Guide.


I know you got your answer, but don’t click away yet.

I haven’t told you the best part. And that’s how much it costs to replace a furnace with Precision Temperature.

But before we get there, let’s ask ourselves if replacement is even necessary.

Do you need to replace a furnace?

Do you need to replace your furnace or can it simply be repaired?

Let’s face it, furnaces aren’t cheap. So replacing your unit should be a last resort.

But how can you know if your furnace needs replace or just a simple fix?

Well, if you’ve been keeping up with your preventative maintenance, you and your technician should have a fairly good idea on the current status of your unit. But what if you haven’t?

Age of your system and the extent of your use will play a major role in this decision.

If you live in an desert climate, like El Cajon, where temperatures dip significantly in the winter, you’re probably running your furnace much more than, say, Coronado where the temperatures are more moderate.

But if your system can be repaired, that doesn’t always mean it should.

Sometimes, the cost of the part is just as expensive, or nearly so, as the system itself. That’s when you’ve got a decision to make.

Is it really worth it to replace a compressor on a 15 year old system, or should you pay the few extra hundred dollars to get a whole new system. And one that is likely to be more energy efficient, saving you energy bill dollars in the process?

And the best part? You won’t have to deal with repairs for at least a few years.

Typically, replacing the system in this instance is the smarter choice. Even if it does cost a little extra up front.

How much does it cost to replace a furnace

The cost to replace a furnace with Precision Temperature

If you live in San Diego, Precision Temperature is here to help. While we shared the nationwide cost above, you might be wondering what it costs to replace a furnace in San Diego. Or more specifically with Precision Temperature.

The cost to replace the furnace alone hovers in the ballpark of $2,000. This could vary based on the size of your house and the unit you choose, but it’s a good estimate.

But there’s something else to consider.

If you’re replacing your furnace, the chances are that your outdoor air conditioner needs replacing also.

Now, there are some conditions where the furnace would go before the AC, but in most instances the units are the same age and bear the same wear and tear.

So since we’re already going to be sending our install team to your house, you might want to consider having the whole system replaced.

Precision Temperature is not the cheapest in San Diego, but we’re certainly nowhere near the most expensive either.In fact, we recently did a price analysis of our top competitors and found that Precision Temperature is 35% more cost effective.

So what does it cost to replace your whole HVAC system?

Well that’s a bit harder, but we’re comfortable narrowing it down to somewhere between $5,000-$6,000.

Oftentimes you won’t find prices listed online like we have.

And that’s because the cost to replace a furnace and air conditioner depend heavily on the size of your home, how many units you have, and what system you choose.

So when we share this number, please be aware that it is not an official quote for your home. It’s just a ballpark estimate to give you an idea of the cost to replace a furnace and AC with Precision Temperature in San Diego.

Avoiding the cost to replace a furnace

furnace preventative maintenanceIt doesn’t matter who you are, replacing a furnace is a big purchase. So how do you avoid it or at least prolong it?

Regular preventative HVAC maintenance is the only true way to keep your unit in the best shape all year round. Ideally, maintenance occurs twice a year—once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

These regular system check-ups ensure that everything is working as it should, and if it’s not, it means repairing it before it further damages your system.

Are you changing your filters regularly? Dirty filters cause your system to work extra hard.

Do you have surge protection? Did you know that every time there’s a power surge, your compressor and motors glow red inside? This does irreversible damage to your unit and reduces efficiency.

Precision Temperature will inspect your air conditioner and furnace, perform life-extending maintenance, and make recommendations for repairs if necessary.

Call the furnace experts

Precision Temperature’s team of professionals is ready and willing to assist San Diego with all their furnace repair or replacement needs.

Give us a call today to schedule your repair, preventative maintenance, or free in-home installation quote.

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