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 a guaranteed 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. Because we strive to make customers for life and earn referrals, our service calls are free of gimmicks, hidden fees, and high-pressure sales.
Prices for Common Gas Furnace Repairs
Many HVAC contractors have simplified their pricebook to group all similar repairs into one price. This simple pricebook covers all possible repairs in only 7 prices and can be printed on a single page. Under this system, all blower motors are the same price regardless of brand, size, or type. Blower motors, like other furnace parts, vary widely in cost, and we believe you should only pay for the size and type that is required by your specific furnace. Without part-specific pricing, you can easily pay double for a furnace repair.
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. Our full price book has many pages just for furnace control boards with prices ranging from $235 to over $920 based on your specific furnace model number. Why pay $920 when your furnace uses the $235 board? Call Watkins for Great People and Honest Pricing!
|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|
* Cracked Heat Exchangers can be a scam to force you to replace your furnace. Check out our blog on the Cause of Cracked Heat Exchangers.
After-Hours Furnace Service
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.
BBB ECLIPSE AWARD
After two-years of reviewing and refining our processes, the Dayton BBB awarded us with the Eclipse Award for Integrity in the 21-70 employee category.
TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST SINCE 1999
In 1999, Trane started a program to spotlight dealers with a deep commitment to customer service, continuing education, and excellence in business development and selected Watkins as Charter Members. Now with nearly 20 years in the program, we are among the most experienced Trane dealers.
BEST PLACES WORK WINNER
Our employee engagement survey placed us among to best companies in Dayton. We believe this is because we work with Great People, provide career training, and foster strong family values.
How can you be sure a technician knows his stuff? Look for the NATE badge! NATE tests our HVAC technicians to certify the highest level of technical expertise.
C12 GROUP MEMBER SINCE 2008
Christian CEOs building great businesses for a greater purpose.
GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2014
Our commitment to environment responsibility earned a great recognition from the Springboro Chamber of Commerce in 2014. Our green efforts include our solar-powered headquarters in Springboro, a growing fleet of hybrid service trucks, an ever increasing recycling program, and close partnerships with our local utilities to extend rebate programs to our customers.