Think you might need your furnace professionally repaired? The first thought that popped up was probably, “I wonder how much this will cost me…”
Here’s the answer: In the San Antonio area, a furnace repair can cost anywhere from $105 to $785. The average furnace repair cost, though, is around $298*.
We understand how important it is to budget accordingly for an HVAC repair. That said, we can help you prepare by sharing the 4 biggest factors that will impact your furnace repair cost.
The 4 biggest furnace repair cost factors include:
- The scope of work required
- Whether replacement parts are needed
- Whether or not your furnace warranties are valid
- The company you choose
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Cost factor #1: The scope of work required
The more labor is required, the more your furnace repair will cost.
For example, some repairs such as a cracked heat exchanger can take upwards of 8 hours to replace and is, therefore, one of the more expensive furnace repairs. Comparatively, a bad limit switch will only take 30 minutes to an hour to complete and is much less expensive.
Of course, the only way to determine how much labor your repair will require is to have a professional inspect and diagnose your furnace. From there, they can provide you with a specific type of repair and price estimate.
Cost factor #2: Whether replacement parts are needed
If a faulty furnace component must be completely replaced (vs repaired), then the cost of your repair will typically be higher.
This is because you’ll have to pay for the part itself on top of the labor. And depending on your furnace model, the part may be in limited supply, which increases the cost of the part. This is typical for older furnaces that are no longer manufactured.
Cost factor #3: Whether or not your warranties are valid
When your furnace was first purchased and installed, the cost included your parts and labor service agreement. If they are still valid, these warranties can save you substantial money on your furnace repair.
You’ll want to check both types of warranties to see if they’re valid:
1. Parts warranty (can last up to 10 years): This warranty comes from your furnace manufacturer (i.e. Amana or Goodman) and covers the cost of any parts that experienced mechanical failure.
Keep in mind that even if you’re still within the warranty time period, your parts warranty might be void if:
- Your furnace was never registered with the manufacturer
- Your furnace was ever repaired by a non-certified-licensed technician
- You cannot provide proof that you’ve had your furnace regularly maintained by a certified and licensed professional
To check if your parts warranty is still valid, go to your furnace manufacturer’s website and enter in your furnace’s serial number.
2. Labor Service Agreement (can last 5 - 10 years): This coverage is typically offered by the company who first installed your furnace and covers the cost of labor for any repair to your furnace.
To check if it’s still valid, reach out to the company that installed your furnace.
Cost factor #4: The company you hire
The company you hire to repair your furnace will have a significant impact on your repair cost. Typically, more reputable companies with higher-qualified techs will charge more for their labor and knowledge.
While it can be tempting to skimp on the cost of a repair by hiring a lower-priced technician, you might also be wasting your money on a lower-quality repair. Homeowners who make this mistake typically end up having to pay for repeat work.
To find a high-quality technician, you want to look for one with:
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*All prices shown are estimates and can vary depending on a variety of factors. For an accurate price for your project, call (210) 293-6700.