What Is The Average Cost Of A Heating System?
Here’s What You Can Expect to Pay for a New Boiler or Furnace
As the cold weather settles in and you’re using your heating system more and more, you may be noticing that it’s not working quite as well as it did even just a few seasons earlier. Maybe your rooms aren’t getting warm as quickly, or they don’t stay as warm throughout the evening hours. Maybe you’re using more fuel than you usually do, even though it hasn’t been very cold.
These all could be little signs that you should start thinking about replacing your home heating system. Admittedly, your first thought is probably, “Oh boy, how much does a heating system cost?” Well, the average cost of a new heating system will depend on a lot of factors, but in general it can range from $4,800 to $9,500 or higher for a full installation.
That’s a lot of money, but a new more efficient system can help you save money over the long term. And there are a lot of factors that can affect that bottom line price. Here’s what you need to know before getting started on a replacement:
Should I Install a Furnace or Boiler?
Generally, changing to a different type of system will cost more than keeping the same type of heating system:
- A furnace uses a system of ducts to blow heated air throughout your home.
- A boiler heats water to create steam to spread heat via baseboard radiators or flooring systems.
Updating whatever system you have to the most energy-efficient option you can afford is the smartest plan. As for cost, a boiler or furnace with standard efficiency will run around $2,200.
The Size of the Central Heating Unit Matters
Of course, the size of your boiler or furnace will impact the price, too. The bigger the house, the more BTUs you will need to heat it comfortably. An average home of between 1,600 and 4,000 square feet will need a system that generates about 100,000 Btus. Here’s a rough guide:
|Home Sq. Ft.:
|700 – 1,500
|40,000 – 60,000
|1,300 – 3,000
|80,000 – 100,000
|1,600 – 4,000
|100,000 – 125,000
|2,000 – 5,000
|125,000 – 150,000
Installing a Top-Name Brand Heating System
When you’re investing in a big piece of your home’s infrastructure, looking for good value is important but remember that there’s something to the adage that you get what you pay for. If the cost of your heating system installation looks too good to be true, it probably is. A low-cost system is frequently made with low-quality parts put together by unskilled laborers who work for businesses that cut corners. With a cheap furnace or boiler, you’ll end up paying more in the long run, with increased heating costs or with future repairs. In most situations, it’s usually both.
If You Need a New Heating System…Call the Pros at Bolkema Fuels!
We sell and install equipment with strong reputations for quality and can help you choose a model that will suit your needs as well as your budget. With furnaces from brands including Carrier and Heil, and boilers from Weil-Mclain, Crown, and Buderus, you can feel confident that your new equipment will perform well and give you years of warmth and comfort.
Plus, our highly trained technicians will install your system with care and attention. They understand that no two houses are alike and there’s no such thing as a cookie-cutter installation.
Count on Bolkema for expert installation and service of your new heating system in Southern New York State and Northern New Jersey. Contact us today to get started!