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Find furnace installers in Los Angeles, CA

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Top 10 furnace replacement contractors in Los Angeles, CA

Homeowners agree: these Los Angeles furnace installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Active Air Specialists

Active Air Specialists

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Paul B. says, "Tommy and Chris were meticulous during the install of my complete HVAC system. They arrived on time each day ready to work. It was apparent Tommy was very knowledgeable, I watched him as he was teaching Chris how to be a job foreman. Tommy instructed Chris not cut corners or take shortcuts and double checked all the critical details. They also installed new ducting in my attic when it was 105 degrees outside. No easy task. The owner, Jeremy, recognized I was a veteran, fireman or law enforcement, and offered a discount without me asking. He also included a few extras at no charge. Thanks all the guys from Active Air Specialist" Read more
GG Home Repair Services

GG Home Repair Services

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Holden W. says, "Gilmer is very professional and thorough. He inspected the home inside and out. He issued a detailed report complete with photos, descriptions and recommendations for repairs. I receive the report with in the same day of my inspection. I was very happy and would recommend him highly. " Read more
CPR PLUMBING

CPR PLUMBING

5.0Exceptional(9)
19 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Judith H. says, "James was friendly, very efficient and made some good observations. I would recommend his services to anyone." Read more
HOME REMODELING INC.

HOME REMODELING INC.

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Lisa N. says, "Very pleased with the work on our bathrooms (Hall/Kids bath and Master Bath) from beginning to end. The procedure was extensive in that it involved going through exactly what we wanted, creating a contract, and then having as many meetings as were necessary to come up with the final design. I like the combination of obtaining the proper design and fixture advice while still having the freedom to present my own ideas." Read more
L.A. Plumbing Pros

L.A. Plumbing Pros

5.0Exceptional(21)
43 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Lotte L. says, "Diligence, gets the job done and upfront prices.. Victor Ramirez is willing to go the "extra" mile, and he shows up when he says he will, and on time." Read more

Your Furnace and Heating System Installation or Replacement questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to install or replace a furnace?

Furnace replacement costs $2,000 to $5,400 on average for gas, electric, oil, or propane heating systems. A high-efficiency gas furnace costs $3,300 to $6,900 installed. New furnace prices depend on the system size, efficiency, brand, fuel type, and install labor.

  • Installing a new furnace and ductwork costs $3,800 to $12,000.
  • Replacing a new furnace and AC costs $4,000 to $10,000.

When should you need to replace a furnace?

Replace a furnace when the current unit is more than 15 years old and requires frequent fixing, or when repairs cost more than half the replacement cost.

Signs a furnace is going out:

  • Energy bills are increasing.
  • Rooms heat unevenly.
  • Fuel lines rust or system chamber cracks.
  • The thermostat malfunctions.
  • Furnace cycles on and off frequently or makes loud noises.
  • Dust or soot buildup appears.
  • Interior air smells like a gas leak.
  • The gas-furnace flame is yellow instead of blue.

How long does a furnace last?

A furnace lasts 15 to 30 years on average, depending on the fuel type, brand, usage, and maintenance frequency. Electric furnaces typically outlast gas, propane, and oil furnaces by 5 to 10 years.

Average furnace lifespan by type

  • Gas furnace 15 – 25 years
  • Oil furnace 15 – 25 years
  • Electric furnace 20 – 30 years
  • Propane furnace 15 – 20 years

How long does it take to install a furnace?

Replacing or installing a new furnace takes 4 to 18 hours on average, depending on the fuel type, size, and complexity. Extra time applies for modifying ductwork, electrical, or gas lines, adding vents or zoning, or retrofitting a larger furnace.

How to pay for a new furnace?

Options to pay for a new furnace include:

  • Monthly payment financing from the supplier
  • Home-improvement or bank loans
  • Furnace rebates and tax credits of $100 to $500 from manufacturers, dealers, utility company, or government programs
  • Credit card payment plans

What's the difference between a gas, oil, and electric furnace?

The differences between a gas, oil, and electric furnace are their fuel source, heating power, and operating costs.

  • Gas furnaces ignite propane or natural gas to heat and circulate air through the ductwork. Gas furnaces heat faster than electric.
  • Oil furnaces burn oil from an external tank to heat and circulate air through ducts. Oil furnaces are less efficient than gas and require more maintenance, but have faster heating.
  • Electric furnaces heat and circulate air with electricity or solar panels. Electric furnaces are the most energy-efficient, but have the highest operating costs.

What's the difference between a boiler, furnace, and heat pump?

Boilers circulate water or steam, furnaces circulate hot air, and heat pumps circulate refrigerant to provide heating.

  • Boilers use natural gas, propane, electricity, or heating oil to heat and circulate water or steam through pipes to radiators in each room.
  • Furnaces move centrally heated air through ducts to each room. Furnaces use gas, propane, electricity, or oil.
  • Heat pumps use electricity and refrigerant to transfer outside heat from the air, ground, or water into the home.

How to find local furnace replacement pros near me?

Furnace replacement quotes are typically free. When getting furnace estimates, use this checklist:

  • Compare at least three different estimates from experienced installers.
  • Avoid choosing the lowest bids that signal low-quality work.
  • Select licensed, insured, and bonded HVAC contractors.
  • Review their ratings on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Request copies of estimates, plan diagrams, heating-load calculations, equipment orders, permits, warranties, and contracts.
  • Verify the estimates include material, labor, equipment costs, and the installation schedule.
  • Set up a payment schedule. Never pay in full upfront.
  • Ask the questions below before signing a contract.

Choose HVAC installers with certifications from:

  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • National Propane Gas Association (NPGA)
  • State-certified natural gas journeyman training programs in gas fittings

What questions should I ask furnace installation companies?

When looking to hire the best furnace contractor near you, ask them the following questions:

  • How many furnaces have you installed?
  • Can you give me references from past jobs?
  • What's the efficiency rating of this furnace? Do you recommend high-efficiency systems?
  • Does this furnace qualify for tax credits or rebates?
  • Is this furnace compatible with my existing ductwork, wiring, and thermostat?
  • Do you have a warranty for repairs?
  • Do you offer a maintenance plan?
  • Will you use the Manual J load calculation to size my new furnace?
  • How much are permits and inspections?
  • Are all labor, materials, old furnace disposal, and cleanup fees included in this estimate? What other costs apply?
  • Are any ductwork modifications necessary?
  • Will I need electrical or gas line work?
  • Do you subcontract the electrical work?
  • Do you test my ducts for leaks?
  • How long will the installation take?
  • Do you offer financing?
  • What's your payment timeline?
  • Do you follow all building code requirements?
  • Do I need a backup heater for this system?

Should you tip furnace installers?

Furnace installers don’t expect a tip and it's not customary. However, tipping $10 to $20 per person is a nice gesture when installers do a great job.

Reviews for Los Angeles furnace replacement contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Anton K.
Knowledgeable and good at communication
CPR PLUMBING
Francesca M.
I had the pleasure of finding Victor for a huge plumbing repair job in my home in 2022 and have continued to use LA Plumbing Pros for several large- and small-scale projects. I couldn't be more satisfied with the service provided. From start to finish, Victor exemplified professionalism, hard work, and reliability. He was incredibly communicative throughout each process. He promptly returned my calls, answered all my questions, and kept me informed about the progress of each job. His punctuality and dedication to completing the work efficiently were truly impressive. Not only is Victor reliable, but he is incredibly hardworking. He approaches each job with a strong work ethic, tackling each task with precision and attention to detail. It’s evident he takes pride in his work, and the results speak for themselves. Additionally, Victor is fair and transparent when it came to pricing. There were no hidden fees or surprises, and he provided a detailed breakdown of the costs upfront. This level of transparency was greatly appreciated and further demonstrated his integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction. Overall, I highly recommend Victor to anyone in need of plumbing services.
L.A. Plumbing Pros
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