Mobile Home Furnace Prices
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If you have a mobile home, you’ll need to purchase a special furnace designed for your humble abode. Mobile home furnaces are less expensive than traditional furnaces and are safe for the home’s smaller duct and ventilation systems. They even come with special fans for additional power.
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- The average reported cost of mobile home furnace installation is $1,800.
- The maximum average cost reported for mobile home furnace installation is $2,100.
- The minimum reported average cost for mobile home furnace installation is $1,700.
Mobile Home Furnaces
Many homeowners do not realize it, but mobile homes require a special type of furnace. In a way, this works to the advantage of mobile home owners because these furnaces tend to be less expensive than traditional home units. The main reason as to why mobile homes require special furnaces is due to the ductwork; mobile homes tend to have much smaller duct and vent systems than traditional homes. As a result, a regular-sized furnace would generate too much heat that cannot be safely circulated through the small vent systems of a mobile home. The end result could be very dangerous, potentially leading to high levels of carbon monoxide or even fire risk.
Purchasing A Mobile Home Furnace
Mobile homeowners looking to replace an existing furnace should keep some special considerations in mind to ensure they make the right decision. After all, there are many different models of mobile home furnaces on the market these days. Purchasing the wrong one can be a disaster. In general, it is best for homeowners to seek guidance from an experienced HVAC technician who has specific experience with mobile-home units. Such an expert will be able to advise the homeowner on factors such as:
- Model year
The size of the furnace needed depends on the desired output and available space. Since mobile homes tend to be more compact than traditional homes, space is an important factor to consider. Fortunately, mobile home furnaces have come long way over the years and are now more compact than ever. Still, consulting with a professional and taking measurements is important. The location of the unit is also an important factor to consider as any experienced HVAC technician will tell you.
Finally, buying a mobile home furnace that is compatible is vital. Otherwise, it is likely that the unit will not match up properly with the home's existing ductwork and ventilation. This is not something that a homeowner wants to realize after the purchase has been made. Fortunately, most furnaces made for mobile homes these days will explicitly list the makes and models with which the furnace is compatible. Seeking advice from a trained heating and cooling specialist will help to give homeowners additional peace of mind
Other Costs Associated with Mobile Home Furnace Installation
While the average cost of a mobile home furnace is just over $1,000, most homeowners end up paying closer to $2,000 after installation. On average, they take around eight hours of labor for a team of HVAC professionals to install. The average total cost for this labor ranges between $450 and $550. However, many installation companies will also charge for the additional supplies needed to complete the installation job. This can include insulation, materials, hoses, and more. Homeowners should expect to spend an addition $200 to $250 for these materials, which can drive up the total cost of the job closer to $2,000.
Of course, the complexity of the installation job can also affect the cost of labor. For example, if the mobile home is new and is having a furnace installed for the first time, then it will likely take the HVAC company longer to complete the job as first-time hookups of hoses and other components will need to be done. On the other hand, if an existing furnace is being replaced and all the ductwork is in good repair, then the installation will be faster.
Insulation improvements can be another added cost. It is possible to pay HVAC companies a little extra to ensure that the unit and the space in which it is housed is as highly insulated as possible. This will cost a little more money up front, but the energy savings over time will pay for it.
Saving on Mobile Home Furnace and Installation
Buying a new furnace and having it installed is not cheap by any means, but there are some ways in which homeowners can go about saving money. These include:
- Shopping around with various HVAC contractors
- Having the work done during a non-peak time of year
- Looking for special savings and promotions
Most HVAC companies these days are happy to issue no-obligation quotes to homeowners who are interested in having furnace installation done. Requesting quotes from a few different companies is a great way for homeowners to potentially save money. Of course, homeowners should pay attention to what is included in each quote.
During the spring and summer, HVAC companies offer special rates and discounts. Of course, it is still possible to find some wonderful deals during peak times of the year as well. All it takes is a little bit of research.
There are definitely some important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for a new mobile-home furnace. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced HVAC technician, homeowners can find the right unit for them and have it installed quickly.
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With all the costs out of the way, you now have the information and knowledge to start your own mobile furnace installation project. As always, if you need help along the way, head to our HVAC lead form to get talk to local heating contractors.
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Last updated on Jan 12, 2017