How Much Does it Really Cost to Replace Your Furnace

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How Much Does it Really Cost to Replace Your Furnace

Oh, if only there was a really simple answer to the question in that headline. There are many factors that determine the cost of a furnace installation in your Waterford, MI home. At Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing we will work closely with you to answer your questions and determine which heating replacement option is best for you. Here are a few things that affect the price of a furnace:


We’re not talking about physical size, but rather the heating capacity. Determining this depends largely on the size of your home, but there are many other factors that also need to be taken into account. One thing to make perfectly clear is bigger is not always better. A furnace that has too much heating capacity can actually be less efficient than a correctly sized smaller furnace.


When it comes to heating replacements, high efficiency costs more upfront but will save money in the long run through lower utility costs & most importantly provide better comfort.

Labor Costs

Any furnace installation includes work by skilled workers. When Kotz quotes you a price it will include the cost of labor, the equipment to meet your needs, and any additional indoor air quality products or ductwork that may need to be included.

Maintenance is mandatory

The best thing you can do is avoid the cost of a heating system replacement by practicing good maintenance.  Most furnaces last from 15-20 years and you can be sure you are on the upper end of that range by having our Kotz technicians maintain your system with yearly tune-ups. No matter what the cost is for a furnace installation, the cost of maintenance is going to look cheap in comparison.

Repair vs. replace

Even when you do practice good maintenance the time will come when your furnace requires repairs that can often be quite expensive. Should you pay to repair the old furnace? Does it make more sense to do a heating replacement? When repairs are needed Kotz will explain all the options to you.

  • The cost of repairs
  • How long the repairs might last
  • The likelihood of more repairs in the future
  • Advantages of an efficient new furnace

We can provide all the information but only you can make a decision about what’s right for you.

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Don’t be afraid to ask Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for help when it comes to heating replacements. Just call and schedule your free no obligation estimate. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information throughout the year.