How Much Do Gas Furnace Repairs Cost?
The first thing most Twin Cities homeowners think about when there’s a problem with their forced-air heating and air conditioning system is the cost of getting the problem fixed. All too often, they fear the worst, and anticipate a replacement of their gas furnace that will cost thousands of dollars. Those fears are rarely accurate. As the most trusted heating service company in Minnesota, we’ve learned in our over two decades of serving the HVAC needs of over 35,000 homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul that most residential heating repairs end up being simple and affordable. Our technicians often hear a big sigh of relief from homeowners when they provide a cost estimate for the needed work. It is certain that repairs to these highly technical and essential HVAC units come at a price. How much that price is, though, depends on many factors, including those below:
- Basic Service Call Charge – Anytime our technicians respond to a trouble call, there’s a minimum charge for the service. In the Twin Cities, competition means that those charges are standard throughout the area. The charges for emergency calls at night, on weekends or holidays are typically higher, for obvious reasons. Based on your situation, we will tell you what the minimum service charge will be when you call us.
- Diagnosis Charges – Our experienced technicians can diagnose many problems with residential gas furnaces quickly. Other issues may require extensive diagnostic procedures and inspection of components inside the furnace enclosure. The time required for diagnosis makes up part of the total cost of any service call.
- Costs of Replacement Parts – While some repairs don’t require installing new parts, most often the problem is caused by the failure of some component in the furnace. For many components, our technician will have the needed part already in the service van. Other, less common parts will require a trip to a nearby local HVAC wholesale warehouse. Replacement parts vary widely in price, but their cost is part of the total price.
- Labor Costs – The time required to make the needed repairs is, of course, part of the total price on your bill. As highly trained professional HVAC technicians, our employees are paid competitive wages and receive a variety of employment benefits. Hourly labor costs are similar to those for other highly skilled trades, like auto repair, plumbing and electrical work.
Accurate, Honest, Competitive Cost Estimates Give You the Total
After diagnosing your system’s problem, our technician will provide you with a price estimate for the repairs you need. Our unwavering policy is to provide honest and complete information. We never recommend repairs that are not needed or pad repair bills with unnecessary or hidden charges. This estimate will include all factors that go into the cost, and there will be no hidden fees or costs. The technician will carefully explain the reason for the repairs and answer any questions you may have. If necessary work will cost a great deal, he will also discuss all available options with you.
For older gas furnaces, if a major component like a heat exchanger requires replacement, it often makes more sense to consider replacing an inefficient furnace that is nearing the end of its useful life with a modern, high-efficiency model. The decision is always yours, but you’ll have accurate information on which to base your decision. If a replacement furnace is your choice, one of our representatives will help you make the best choice for your needs and budget.
Twin Cities Affordable Heating Services
When it comes to restoring heat in your house, getting the job done promptly is critical. Our company is centrally located in the Twin Cities and can arrive at your location quickly. We cover the entire 7-county metro ranging from Bloomington, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Wayzata, and Edina to Golden Valley, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Center, and from Apple Valley, Rosemount, Eagan and Woodbury to Maplewood, White Bear Lake, Roseville and Chaska.
As the leader in residential heating, we completely understand that the cost of getting your gas furnace back to work and warming your home is always an unwanted expense. Through outstanding training of our experienced technicians we help keep those costs as low as possible through fast, accurate diagnosis and efficient repairs. We never pad our estimates with unnecessary work or add hidden charges to your bill. When you approve our estimate, we’ll get the work done quickly, correctly, and restore your system to proper operation as soon as possible. Our integrity and fair dealing is part of our commitment to excellent customer service that has led to our more than 35,000 satisfied customers in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area. Call us with your home HVAC problems and let us show you how we have earned our reputation.