How much will it cost to repair my furnace?
We get this question all the time. Getting your furnace repaired can be a scary process, mostly due to the unknown cost. Of course it’s hard to know the cost of a furnace repair until we have a solid diagnosis. An incorrect diagnosis can mean wasting time and money chasing the wrong problem.
Servicing or repairing your gas furnace should be pleasant and straightforward. With Watkins, here’s how it works:
Let’s start with the Diagnosis
Would you want a surgeon to operate without knowing the problem first? We have to start with a thorough diagnostic by a NATE certified technician. Our diagnostic charge is a flat $89, which includes travel and as much time as needed to identify the problem and give you an upfront, fair, written price to fix it. Keep in mind that the diagnostic rates have little to do with a company’s repair rates. Many HVAC contractors offer super low diagnostic rates of $69 or $39 just to get a foot in the door. Some even give the diagnostic for free with a repair. Low diagnostics virtually guarantee exorbitant repair rates.
Prices for Common Air Conditioner Repairs
++ Explain “honest pricing” Some companies have simplified their pricebook to group all similar costs into one price. This might look like $750 for any motor.
This incomplete list is only intended to be a guide. Prices many vary if your system requires OEM parts. This is only a small representation of our part-specific, Honest Pricing. Because we strive to make customers for life and earn referrals, our service calls are free of gimmicks, hidden fees, and high-pressure sales.
|Replace hot surface ignitor
||$140 – $190|
|Clean inshot burners
|Replace typical gas valve – single stage
||$378 – $416|
|Replace control board – basic, single stage
||$235 – $350|
|Replace control board – complex, 2 stage or ECM control
||$590 – $920|
|Replace thermostat – basic non-programmable||$150|
|Replace typical blower motor||$380 – $451|
|Replace typical ECM blower motor non-OEM
||$650 – $720|
|Replace typical heat exchanger||$1,300 – $2,050|
Starting 09/27/10, our expanded regular service hours are 8am to 7pm Mon-Fri. If you call after hours, rest assured that we always have service technicians available, day and night, weekends and holidays.
Our overtime charge is just an extra $40 Mon-Sat and $80 on Sundays & Holidays, and the repairs are still billed at regular rates. (Our diagnostic fee still applies)
No one likes paying more than they should, so we did our research here. Some companies offer after-hours service for no extra charge, but their regular rates are higher than our overtime rates. They actually charge overtime rates during regular hours!
We use fair overtime pricing that simply reflects the extra costs of compensating a technician for working late on a cold night or holiday.
Click here to learn about our refreshingly honest repair process.