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What Factors Impact the Cost of a New Furnace?

If you are, you’re probably wondering how much a replacement system will cost.

We wish we could give you an easy answer to that, but there are a number of factors that go into the cost of a new furnace. Below, we’ve covered some of what affects the price of a furnace, and how to get the most out of your new heating system.


No matter what type of appliance or piece of equipment you’re purchasing for your home, the brand is going to affect the price. This is because differing brands come with differing levels of quality and features. You should seek a furnace that has the features and efficiency you need that is agreeable with your budget. Our team can help you do so.


The size of your furnace matters, for a couple of different reasons. First off, yes, it is going to affect the price. However, that does not mean that you should go out and get a small furnace because you can’t afford a larger one. You’d be doing yourself a disservice.

A furnace that’s too small for your home will not be able to sufficiently heat it, while too large of a furnace will go through a process called short-cycling, where it cycles on and off rapidly. Our expertly trained technicians will assist you in finding the right size heating system for your home.


Furnace efficiency, measured by AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), is a measurement of how much of the energy put into the furnace is converted into heating power for your home. The higher efficiency the system is, the more it will cost. The good news is, today’s furnaces are all being developed with efficiency in mind, so no matter your choice you can count on an efficient heating system—so long as you properly care for and maintain it.


Features on a furnace can include variable-speed blowers, a programmable thermostat, a two-stage gas valve, and more. All of these features help your furnace to work more efficiently, but they are certainly not required. If you have a tight budget and features you could go without, then this is something to consider.

When you’re ready to schedule your Chicago, IL furnace replacement, just give the experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning a call!

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