How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Furnace

Furnace Repair Costs in Bergen NJ

If you rely on a furnace to heat your home, you can imagine how stressful it would be if it stopped working during the worst possible time. As demonstrated by experience, furnaces may abruptly turn on or off.

Furnace Repair CostsThis article discusses how much it will cost you to fix a malfunctioning furnace during the cold Bergen winter months.

Factors that influence furnace repair costs

Fixing a damaged furnace will cost you between $95 and $1,000 or more. The repair expense is contingent on some factors which include:

  • Service

A furnace’s service cost can influence the cost of a repair. A contractor charges for both labor and service visits. A service fee ranges from $50 to $100. The contractor is compensated for the diagnostics and inspections that allow him to identify the problems to fix. Sometimes, an HVAC company will waive their service fees and then only charge for repairs if the furnace needs a repair.  

The overall cost of repairing your furnace could include the service charge depending on which company you hire.

  • Warranty

The original  warranty may still cover the furnace’s repair costs if it remains valid. In any other case, you will bear the cost of the repair.

  • General condition

How is the furnace’s condition? Factors such as the size of the furnace, its age, and its condition will affect the cost of a furnace repair. The repair cost of a fairly new furnace will be lower than one that requires a major and expensive repair.

  • Time of repair

When are you planning to fix the furnace? On holidays and weekends, a higher fee will be applied for emergency repairs. Overnight appointments come with higher service fees, as well.

  • Repair duration

Furnace repair technicians charge an hourly rate. The hourly fee varies from company to company or tech to tech. Most technicians charge an hourly rate of between $70 and $190. Some companies use a flat hourly rate.

  • Type of damaged component(s)

If parts of the furnace are damaged, the cost of replacing them will determine the total repair cost. Here are some components and their range of prices:

 

Damaged Furnace Part Estimated Repair Cost
Flame sensor $75-$260
Smart valve or gas valve $160-$775
Draft inducer $160 – $460
Blower motor $145+
Heat exchanger $155+
Pressure sensor or circuit board $50 – $150

 

  • Nature of the problem

You’ll also need to consider the type of problem you want to fix when determining the cost of your repair. The following are some of the most common furnace issues and a ballpark estimate of repair costs:

Furnace Problem Estimated Repair Cost
Loss of heat $150 – $1,500
Blowing cold air $275 – $600
Leaking water $95 – $1,500
Gas smell $550 – $800
Squealing sound $175 – $250
Frequent on and off cycling $275 – $650
Scraping sound $95 – $250

 

Keeping your furnace in good working order with regular maintenance will help you avoid emergency repairs.  Give us a call for a furnace maintenance check to help your furnace last longer and work at peak performance when you need it.