How Much Does Furnace Repair Cost?
Posted on: December 19, 2017 | by: Will Housh
A failing furnace is a stressor homeowners hope they won’t have to face this winter. If it does happen to you, the cost of furnace repairs will vary depending on what is wrong with your system. Here’s more information on what you can expect to pay if your furnace malfunctions.
Average Furnace Repair Cost
Furnace repair cost can vary from about $100 to more than $1,000, depending on what furnace problem you face. Many times, a furnace can be repaired in one visit, but if components need to be ordered, it may take some time to get your heating system back up and running.
Nationally, the average cost of a furnace repair is $268. In most cases, homeowners spend between $135 to $422 per furnace repair.
Service Fees for Furnace Repair
Furnace repair contractors typically charge a fee for a heating repair visit. This covers the cost of the furnace inspection and diagnostics to accurately identify the problem or problems your furnace faces. Furnace repair service fees vary between contractors, but typically run between $50 to $100.
If your furnace breaks down overnight, on the weekend, or during the holidays, expect to pay a higher service fee for emergency furnace repairs.
Costs for Common Furnace Repairs
Furnace repair contractors face all sorts of heating issues on the job, but there are some repairs that pop up more often than others. Below, find the average costs of common furnace repairs.
- Blower motor repair: $150
- Bower motor replacement: $450
- Ignitor replacement: $300-$400
- Thermostat replacement: $50-$200+ depending on the model you choose
- Flame sensor repair or replacement: $80-$250
- Heat exchanger repair: $100 for simple repairs
- Heat exchanger replacement: $500-$1,200
- Circuit board or pressure sensor repair or replacement: $40-350
- Gas valve or smart valve replacement: $150-$750
- Draft inducer replacement: $150-$450
Avoiding Furnace Repairs
Your best defense to avoid furnace repairs and their expense is preventative maintenance. Furnace maintenance should be performed annually to improve system performance, increase energy efficiency, and prevent breakdowns while extending the service life of your unit. Furnace maintenance costs vary from one contractor to the next, and many HVAC companies offer specials for preventative maintenance plans to keep homeowners current with their heating maintenance needs. Expect to pay around $100 for a preventative maintenance tune-up.
Find a Furnace Repair Contractor on HVAC.com
When you’re in need of a furnace repair contractor, search HVAC.com’s Contractor Directory for local heating pros who can help you out quick! Search by your ZIP code to find heating contractors in your area who perform reliable furnace repairs on all makes and models of heating equipment.