How Long Does It Take To Replace a Furnace?

Have you ever put off something you know you needed to do, but were too lazy to take the time to do it? Then, when you finally did, you thought, “that wasn’t so bad!” The same goes for replacing your furnace.

Some homeowners might think that it’s a huge task to replace their furnace, but in the end, it’s super easy and can often be done within a day. So if you ever find yourself asking “how long does it take to replace a furnace?”— refer to this guide and you’ll know exactly what to expect.

7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

While we wish our home’s appliances could last forever, that sadly isn’t the case. And it can be tough to know when the time is right to replace your furnace vs. making repairs. Some tell-tale signs it’s time to replace your furnace might include:

1) Your System is Over 15 Years Old ⌛

Furnaces usually last anywhere from 15-20 years on average. If your furnace is older than that, it’s probably time to replace it rather than repair it.

2) Higher Than Normal Energy Bills 📈

If you have an older system and find yourself with rising energy bills, your furnace may be working too hard to warm your home. Replacing it with a newer, more efficient model can help save on energy costs in the long run.

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3) You’re Repairing it Frequently 🧰

If you find yourself frequently repairing your furnace, it might be time to consider replacing it. It’s easy to get stuck in a cycle of making repairs, but this will only end up costing you more money in the long run.

4) You Notice Excess Dust or Dirt Around the House 🧹

When furnaces get older, they tend to become less efficient at filtering out dust and dirt. If you notice more of this around your home, check your air filters and change them, but if it recurs, it could be the furnace at fault.

5) The Furnace Makes Loud Noises 🔊

If your furnace starts to make noises such as banging, rattling, or squealing, it could be a sign that something is wrong with the heat exchanger and needs to be inspected.

6) Some Rooms are Warmer Than Others 🥵

Inefficiently heating different rooms could mean a few things. It could mean a vent is clogged or some radiators need to be bled. But it can also mean your furnace is quitting on you and becoming much less efficient.

7) Your Furnace is Rusting or Cracked 💔

If your furnace has a lot of rust or cracks, it’s best to replace it as soon as possible. If left untreated for too long, it can cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak in your home.

How Long Does a Furnace Replacement Take?

Installing a new furnace takes, on average, 4 to 8 hours. So if you’re lucky, you should have a new furnace replaced within the day! At Aquarius we strive to do next day installs. However, many factors can play into how long or fast a furnace replacement can go. Things to consider before your furnace replacement include:

The Size of Your Home

If your home is bigger, the installation may take longer. The size of your home will also affect the size of the furnace you’ll need and amount of vents/radiators you need to function properly.

Accessibility of Your Basement

The ease of access to your furnace will also determine how long a replacement takes. The easier it is for technicians to get to your furnace, the faster they can start their job.

The Type of Furnace You Want

There are gas and electric furnaces, each with its own unique installation techniques and processes. In general, electric furnaces can take up to two hours longer to install than a standard gas furnace. This is due to home electric systems being quite unique from each other, so your contractor may need some extra assessment time.

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Labor and Installation Costs

Of course, installation labor costs will depend on the complexity of the job and how long it takes. It’s important to note that furnace replacements can be quite costly, so make sure you shop around for the best deal before settling with one contractor. For example, at Aquarius Home Services, we offer flat rates for labor— the quote you get is the amount you’ll pay.

The Condition of Your Existing HVAC System

The condition of your existing HVAC system can also impact the length of time it takes to replace a furnace. If there are any repairs that need to be done before installation, this will add more time onto the project.

Disposing of the Old Furnace

Of course, when you get a furnace replacement, the HVAC professional will have to uninstall your existing unit, being careful not to damage anything in the process. Then, the last step in replacing your furnace is disposing of the old unit. Make sure you have all the necessary permits and paperwork to do so, as illegal dumping of a furnace can lead to hefty fines.

While a furnace replacement is a big investment, and it can be hard to decide which to go with, know that when the day comes, the installation will be a breeze, and our team will be in and out within the day.

Work With the Furnace Pros at Aquarius Home Services

Replacing your furnace can be a stressful and expensive process, so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of furnace repair vs. replacement first. At Aquarius Home Services, we have a team of experienced professionals who can inspect your existing system and help you determine if repair or replacement is right for you.

We will also provide you with an accurate cost estimate so you can make the best decision for your home. Contact us today to learn more about our furnace repair and replacement services.

Debra Larsen
Debra Larsen
1718674439
Wow!! Talk about over and above in customer service! As a homeowner I highly recommend Aquarius. They were incredibly thorough and also took the time to do “extras” for me that I didn’t expect. They found and fixed problems that other companies would have walked away from. I have owned my home for 28 years and I am thrilled and just blown away by the level of excellence and customer service I received. I am going to use Aquarius for absolutely everything. Everything. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Alan Wetzel
Alan Wetzel
1718657730
Micah was thorough, efficient, and explained things while servicing the water heater. Also he is a pleasant person to be with during the service call.
Ben Nelson
Ben Nelson
1718647531
Great experience. Thanks for getting our A/C back on so quickly.
Terry Bilse -Kraft
Terry Bilse -Kraft
1718637426
Mike was very professional, polite and did a very good job of letting me know the condition of our AC unit.
Cherie. Skildum
Cherie. Skildum
1718633975
While the plumber was the nicest guy, I truly felt that the service was very slow. Installing 2 faucets and a shower head and simple control should never take 4 1/2 hours!! And our plumbing was up to code! A pretty big bill for a little work.
Chuck
Chuck
1718544944
Nick is awesome…figured out the recurring issue instantly. I can’t thank him enough for getting us up and running promptly and efficiently. Super positive attitude even after a long day, would request him for any future work.
Bill Sherck
Bill Sherck
1718471827
AC not working and Nicholas got to us on the weekend and problem-solved the blown fuses. No charge as warranty work. Professional. Thank goodness before excessive heat warbing! Thanks Aquarius!
Pat Alexander
Pat Alexander
1718405710
The most thorough AC check up I have EVER had in the 18 years I have owned my house. And I get AC and furnace check up done EVERY year.
Ileana Essig
Ileana Essig
1718398249
Ethan was friendly and very informative. When he arrived, I made it clear that I was not interested in additional services, just the tuneup/inspection of my HVAC system. He went over the results and answered my questions with thorough explanations without trying to upsell me via a list of ’recommendations’, which I sincerely appreciated.
Richard Pierson
Richard Pierson
1718388233
Michael Brandt
Michael Brandt
1718382329
Nick and Marcus were knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. Great service call.
Nathan McCauley
Nathan McCauley
1718325023
Ethan did a great job servicing our A/C unit and went above and beyond the call of duty by removing the mice that had taken up residence in the unit.Thank you.
LA Paul
LA Paul
1718317846
Nicholas and Marcus went over everything in detail and explained what should be prioritized. Even tolerated the cat that wanted to supervise their work. Great employees for Aquarius, always responsive and professional. Ended up scheduling another appointment for some electrical repair. Great company to work with.
John Stiehl
John Stiehl
1718316855
Anson MacFarlane
Anson MacFarlane
1718314204
Great service!
Joel DeMarais
Joel DeMarais
1718222835
Completely satisfied with the work Chris, Nick and Matt did installing a new Furnace and A/C system. They were very thorough, courteous and professional!
Ted ALLISON
Ted ALLISON
1718216675
Raymond Cruz
Raymond Cruz
1718192723
RayVery satisfied and impressed!Thanks to Travis, David, Adam & EricFriendly, professional and knowledgeableThey arrived explained what was going to happen and kept me updated on the process.Answered my many questions.As they finished cleaning everything up. They again insured that I had no other questions before leaving.GREAT JOB!!
Patty George
Patty George
1718150859
Brandon was great! He gave great advice, had attention to details, was helpful and trustworthy. I love that I can be in a service program with Aquarius to help me remember the updates and cleanings during the year, especially when I have too many things to remember to do. ☺️
Bryce Chu
Bryce Chu
1718148665
Nick and his partner were incredibly thorough in their inspection of my AC and furnace unit. They clearly pointed out areas of concern as well as what working properly both inside and outside. They presented clear options for repair or intervention. I felt was given all the information I needed and had all my questions answered in simple direct language that most laymen unfamiliar with jargon could understand. Highly recommend.
Dale and Carol Tilden
Dale and Carol Tilden
1718131763
Aquarius takes excellent care of my water softening and heating as well as my furnace and air conditioning systems. Also just had a new electric panel installed (needed updating).
Debra Klejeski
Debra Klejeski
1718055650
Jon answered our questions and explained everything on the checklist. He was very professional and courteous!
Jeff Peterson
Jeff Peterson
1718055086
Wally Lee
Wally Lee
1718044949
Brandon did a great job for us with our A/C general maintenance check. Very knowledgeable, and was professional and efficient.
Joe Capistrant
Joe Capistrant
1718042522
Nate is wonderful. Knows his stuff. Resolved a troublesome problem. Very pleasant, enjoyable fellow.
Cindy Rae Dainsberg
Cindy Rae Dainsberg
1718034743
Brandon was exceptional. Professional. Knowledgeable. Efficient. Kind. Caring. Remembers the client from previous visits. An excellent example of what Customer Service should be to keep customers coming back.
Gary Smith
Gary Smith
1718030176
Excellent technician. Nick is an outstanding young man and very knowledgeable. I felt like he was giving me an honest assessment of my system.
mary bond
mary bond
1717801266
Our water heater went out on Fri evening. We called Aquarius early Sat morning and they said earliest they could get out was Mon. On Sun I received a text confirming our Mon appointment but on Mon morning they called and said the earliest they could get to us was the following week !We should be without hot water till then ? We are not a new customer…. 5 months previously we had a new furnace and air conditioner installed at quite an expense. I am appalled at their service or rather lack there of ! As an established customer they felt waiting approximately 10days without water was acceptable Bad, Bad, Bad !Two weeks later…The air conditioner Aquarius installed in Dec failed to cool when we turned it on on our 1st warm days. After the poor experience I had had with them I didn’t want to deal with them again but since it was under warranty I had to. We were told we would have a technician out Wed morning. After waiting at home all day they called and canceled at 4pm. We were rescheduled for Fri morning. We had several calls during the day with updates At 5:22 pm we received a cal the tech would be here at 6pm. We cancelled our dinner reservation and are awaiting his arrival.I realize our air conditioning is not an emergency but we have spent 2days waiting for our scheduled service. This is in addition to the 10days they wanted us to wait for a new water heater(which I do think is an emergency) I feel bad for the tech who I’m sure has had a long day and must now come at 6 on a Fri evening. Once again I repeat Aquarius has failed us again !!
Todd Schull
Todd Schull
1717795955
Riley was the tech that performed our membership maintenance check-up. He did an outstanding job explaining what was included in the maintenance check-up. After his inspection, he was very detailed, using pictures, to help describe what he found and he made recommendations on what should be addressed now and what could wait until our next membership maintenance check-up. He was very thorough doing the repairs, cleaning impeccably both our furnace and air conditioner. We are going to request Riley for all our member maintenance check-ups going forward.
Gary Winkel
Gary Winkel
1717786300
John Keller
John Keller
1717778469
Gordy replaced my lawn faucet once it was clear that it could not be repaired. He explained the problem and the process to fix it in a clear and professional manner. The cost were what I expected for such a job.
Robert McDivitt
Robert McDivitt
1717771730
Great service from Ethan. Very helpful and professional.
Frank Potocnik
Frank Potocnik
1717721504
Service Tech Nick was great. Thank you
Anthony Mielzarek
Anthony Mielzarek
1717713912
Riley is always a professional when coming to the house for HVAC services. He is always a pleasure to deal with! Even my dogs like him!
Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
1717632583
Our thermostat was not working properly. Called Aquarius & they contacted , Nick Sarinske. He arrived soon after & was able to figure out what the problem was. He explained the problem & the solution very thoroughly. Great service🙂
david e brown
david e brown
1717628659
Friendly. Fast. Great staff
Sue Austin
Sue Austin
1717607256
Chris Becker
Chris Becker
1717547200
Nick stayed until my AC problem was fixed and verified it worked, even stuck around as we were hit by a rainstorm. Very impressed. Thank you, Nick, for going the extra mile to check (and replace!) that capacitor, educate me a bit on the AC unit itself, and making sure it worked before leaving!
Lloyd Lindenfelser
Lloyd Lindenfelser
1717540351
Very knowledgeable and helpful!Received prompt estimate for repairs. Thanks, Paul
kay Linsmeier
kay Linsmeier
1717527233
Tried to take advantage of me, because I am old. Tried charging me $2100 to replace a part on unit that costs $800, per other estimates, very disappointing.
Jim Muehlbauer
Jim Muehlbauer
1717523996
Guys were on time, and did an excellent job. They explained everything to our satisfaction, Great job!
Will Determan
Will Determan
1717518929
Nick was over the top wonderful to work with, highly efficient troubleshooter, and a proper gentleman! Highly recommend!!
T.R Hinrichs
T.R Hinrichs
1717453461
Great friendly service!
barry spotts
barry spotts
1717448139
Very knowlegable
Greg Benson
Greg Benson
1717440410
Serviced our soft water system, very professional
Gary Fritz
Gary Fritz
1717427584
Brent was on time, friendly, courteous, and efficient in his work. And left no trace. Very clear as well when discussing services rendered and needs I should keep in mind.
Julie A. Stoner
Julie A. Stoner
1717261784
This was the first time we used Aquarius Service. We were really impressed! 👍 Our Technician's name was Casey Ogilvie. He was very Professional.😊 Always explained everything he was doing & was able to resolve the problem, right away & was very well informed about the task @ hand. No complaints! Seems like a really nice guy.🙂Thanks, again, Casey, for a job well done! ✅ May/2024.
Doug Hicks
Doug Hicks
1717256807
Very professional.
Hager Studios
Hager Studios
1717163166
Friendly, knowledgeable techs, good install on my furnace and heat pump. Overall a very positive experience.
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