Having issues with your furnace and wondering how much a repair is going to cost you?
On average, it usually costs Tucson homeowners about $90-$800 to repair their furnace, with the average cost landing somewhere around $230.
The cost to repair your furnace will largely depend on:
- The age of your furnace
- The part that needs to be repaired
- Whether or not you have valid warranties
- The HVAC company you hire
Below, we’ll walk through each of these cost factors in more detail, so you can get a better idea of what your furnace repair will cost.
Cost Factor #1: The age of your furnace
On average, furnaces last about 15 years. If your furnace is around or past this age, the cost of your repair will likely be higher.
The older your furnace gets, the more likely you’ll run into two expensive situations:
- Your furnace needs to be replaced completely
- Several (important) parts of your furnace need to be repaired or replaced
When diagnosing your furnace issue, a tech should provide you with a recommendation on whether it will be more cost-effective for you to repair your furnace or to replace it altogether.
Cost Factor #2: The part that needs to be repaired
The cost factor that will likely have the biggest impact on the cost of your furnace repair is the part or parts that need to be repaired.
Of course, the more expensive the part is, the more your repair will cost. Similarly, the longer the part takes to repair, the more expensive the repair will be as well.
To give you an idea of how much your furnace repair may cost, we’ve compiled a list of common furnace repairs, including:
- Broken thermostat repair: $75 to $450
- Flame sensor fix: $200 to $300
- Blower motor repair: $800 to $1200
- Replacing faulty ignitors: $200 to $300
- Fixing a flue pipe: $400 to $800
- Inducer fan motor repair: $650 to $900
To determine the exact cost of your furnace repair, you’ll need to hire a professional HVAC tech to take a look at your furnace, determine which part or parts need to be repaired and provide you with an upfront estimate.
Cost Factor #3: Whether or not you have valid warranties
If you have a valid parts or labor warranty, the cost to repair your furnace will be less expensive.
A parts warranty is issued through the manufacturer of your furnace, and will cover the cost of parts that need to be repaired. Typically, a parts warranty will last about 10 years. To check the details of what your specific parts warranty covers and the validity of your warranty, head to your furnace manufacturer’s website.
You can usually find the details with the model and serial number of your specific furnace.
A labor warranty is provided by the company or contractor who installed your furnace. A labor warranty will cover the cost of labor to repair your furnace. To check the details of what your labor warranty offers and the validity of your labor warranty, reach out to the company or contractor who installed your furnace.
Cost Factor #4: The HVAC company you hire
Typically, the more experienced the HVAC contractor you hire is, the more they will charge.
However, if you want your furnace repaired properly, hiring an inexpensive, inexperienced contractor is usually not the best option.
Hiring an inexperienced contractors (or those who charge significantly less than others), can lead to issues like:
- Your furnace problem not being diagnosed correctly
- The repair not being completed correctly
Both of these issues can increase the total cost of your repair (if you have to pay for multiple or duplicate repairs) and can extend the amount of time you’re without a working furnace.
Instead, we’d suggest looking for a high-quality contractor, even if they cost a little more.
When looking for a high-quality HVAC contractor, you should look for someone who:
- Has great reviews on sites like Google, the BBB and Facebook
- Is licensed and insured
- Has a physical presence in your area (not just a truck)
- Will provide upfront, written estimates
Ready to have your furnace repaired? Hire the best techs in Tucson: Advantage Air
If you need a furnace repair, chances are you want your repair completed as quickly as possible. At Advantage Air Mechanical, we do our best to accommodate your furnace repair as quickly as possible, so that you aren’t left without heat for long.