Gas furnace is a useful household appliance. Making a choice is difficult as a wide variety is available in the market. A price list can come to your aid at this point. Thus, here we are going to discuss the gas furnace prices along with other details.
The gas furnace is a necessity when winter arrives. All of them have the same construction and have almost the same prices. Natural gas is the fuel used in gas furnaces and is one of the cheapest forms of fuel. There are three major manufacturers of gas furnace viz., White Rogers, GE and Honeywell. There is another category of gas furnace which is the energy-efficient. This category of high-efficiency gas furnace is a bit costly. Cheaper options are also available. Apart from the cost of the furnace, the cost of installation is added to the total cost. The cost of using the gas furnace is comparatively less as compared to the electric furnaces.
Gas Furnace Cost
The range of prices is mentioned because there are different models available. Prices vary according to the model you choose, the design and the manufacturer. Let us see how much does a gas furnace cost.
Carrier is also one of the leading manufacturers and dealers of central gas furnaces. Carrier gas furnaces have excellent efficiency and hi-tech designs. The manufacturer gives a very good warranty, as compared to other brands. However, the prices of the Carrier models are high. It is approximately $4,000 and this price is exclusive of shipping, taxes and installation cost. After including the installation cost, the price may go as high as $7,800.
Lennox is a brand which manufactures as well as markets gas furnaces. This is a central furnace and meets the energy star requirements. The average cost is approximately $2,500, and including the installation, goes up to $6,000. If you want to buy it, you have to contact their dealer, as these are sold by the dealer network.
Goodman gas furnace is a cheaper option. However, the Goodman furnace reviews are not positive as the repairing record is not very good. Also, the price for used gas furnaces is very low. The price of a new model is approximately $2,100.
Trane is quite an expensive option for buying gas furnace. The price is approximately $4,000 as of 2011.
Rheem is another brand which is expensive and durable, however, there is very less functionality available in their models. The cost ranges from $700 to $2400.
Some other furnaces and their prices are as follows:
- Bryant furnace ranges from $3,000 to $6,000
- American Standard ranges from $2,000 to $9,000
- Amana furnace ranges from $1,000 to $3,000
All the gas furnaces mentioned above, have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of more than 90%. The AFUE is the ratio of annual heat output to the total fuel input of the gas furnace. Those which have the AFUE greater than 90% are preferred as 90% of the energy is converted into heat, while the rest is released through the chimney. However, their initial cost is very high.
The other thing to be kept in mind is the total cost of the gas furnace, which includes two things. The first is the cost of the furnace itself and the other is the installation cost. Always get a warranty of the material used in installation. Keep all the documents related to the permits and payments. Remember to do a market survey before you go for a gas furnace.