In this pricing guide, we’ll break down Napoleon furnace prices by tier and model, talk about what you might pay for installation and the factors that can influence the cost, and even discuss what Napoleon HVAC accessories cost.
And to give you a really good idea of the value that Napoleon furnaces offer for the price, we’ll conclude by comparing Napoleon to three comparable brands.
Napoleon offers a fairly solid product, perhaps not industry-leading but not a bad choice. Plus their furnaces are Canadian-made at their factory in Barrie, ON that’s been around for about 45 years, and they’ve become a relatively trusted name in the HVAC industry, especially in Canada.
The brand has some solid models and special features to offer, but if what you’re really interested in is what a Napoleon furnace will cost, then this guide will tell you everything you need to know.
Higher than average
Slightly above-average price range, which may be due to factors like a more complicated installation, or purchasing a top-of-the-line unit or premium brand.
Typical price range: $3,500 – $6,000
The average price range for a typical high-efficiency unit with a typical installation from an established, fully licensed & insured local HVAC contractor. Prices will vary within this range based on installation factors, brand & model, unit size/BTU output & efficiency, among other things.
Lower than average
Below-market pricing; be careful if the price is exceptionally low. The lower the price is below average, the higher likelihood that you may receive a more hastily done installation, low-end or used components, limited labour warranty coverage & ongoing support, or the company may be less established or lacking in insurance and/or licensing & certification.
Table of contents
- Napoleon Furnace Unit Prices & Model Tiers
- Prices for Napoleon Add-ons, Extras, and Thermostats
- How Do Napoleon Prices Compare to Other Brands?
- Napoleon Furnace Deals & Promotions
Napoleon Furnace Unit Prices & Model Tiers
Entry-Level 9500 Series: $3,500 to $4,500
The 9500 series furnace is ideal for Canadians in smaller homes, apartments, condos, and townhouses. It can also be great for people in milder parts of the country with warmer winters, like Vancouver Island, the Okanagan, the west coast, and even parts of Niagara.
The 9500 has a high-efficiency AFUE of 95 percent, but the single-stage burner and multi-speed blower mean it might not be well-suited for larger spaces and Canada’s notorious deep freezes.
This is the most affordable furnace in Napoleon’s product line, but it lacks ENERGY STAR® certification. That, paired with the single-stage burner, means this model might not be eligible for rebates.
Rebates can seriously offset the cost of a new furnace. If you opt for a slightly more expensive but more powerful Napoleon unit that qualifies for rebates, then you could end up paying the same price as you would for the 9500.
Nonetheless, the 9500 has some appealing features for homeowners looking for an excellent warranty, a compact furnace with versatile installation options, a proprietary heat exchanger that extracts additional heat from the flue gasses, self-diagnostics, and extremely quiet operation.
Another thing that’s great about the 9500 is that it has modular components. This means the heat exchanger and blower compartment can be removed, making it easier (and possibly cheaper) to maintain, clean, and repair the furnace.
Mid-Range 9600, 9600E, and 9600Q Series: $3,750 to $5,500
Napoleon’s mid-range models are ideal for Canadians who want an affordable and powerful furnace that will be capable of heating just about any space through our country’s cold winters. They fall into the same price range as the 9500, but they will be at the higher end of the spectrum.
These are all two-stage furnaces paired with either multi-speed or variable-speed blowers, and they all have AFUEs of 96 percent. Napoleon’s only ENERGY STAR models are in this tier, and these are the ones that are most likely to qualify for rebates.
The 9600, 9600E, and 9600Q models are efficient and quiet, and the two-stage burner makes them better equipped to provide even heat throughout your entire house.
All the furnaces in this tier have Napoleon’s signature heat exchanger, self-diagnostics, quiet operation features, and modular components. The 9600 and 9600E are backed by an industry-leading warranty, though the coverage for the 9600Q is a little lackluster, but you can pay to upgrade for better protection.
Some of these models come standard with or have the option to include the brand’s premium features, the SureView burner window and the Clean Air Technology germicidal UV lamp.
Premium-Tier 9700 Series: $5,000 to $6,000+
The 9700 is ideal for homeowners who want to save a little extra money on their heating bills, and this model is great even if you have a larger home to heat or live in a place with particularly cold winters.
The 9700 is still a two-stage furnace, as Napoleon doesn’t have any modulating models, but it has a variable-speed blower that can make incremental adjustments to the airflow. It also has a slightly higher 97 percent AFUE, though it lacks ENERGY STAR certification.
This is Napoleon’s most sophisticated and most expensive furnace, and it comes standard with all their regular and premium technologies.
It has their proprietary heat exchanger, quiet operation features, modular components, the SureView burner window, self-diagnostics, an automatic interior cabinet light, and one of the longest and most inclusive warranties of any furnace on the market.
And another cool thing about the 9700 is that it comes equipped with a germicidal UV light built right into the cabinet that purifies the air of pathogens, allergens, and other contaminants.
Napoleon Furnace Unit Costs
Why is there a range in unit costs for a given model? The cost of the unit may vary based on a variety of factors like the volume of units a contractor purchases, the region, and availability and supply chain constraints, among other things.
|Model||Unit Price||Installed Price|
|9700 Series||$2,750 - $3,000||$5,000 - $6,000|
|9600Q Series||$2,500 - $2,750||$4,500 - $5,500|
|9600E Series||$2,250 - $2,500||$4,000 - $5,000|
|9600 Series||$2,000 - $2,250||$3,750 - $4,750|
|9500 Series||$1,750 - $2,000||$3,500 - $4,500|
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Napoleon Installation Costs
Costs Related to Each Job
A new furnace requires a sizeable investment, and one of the best things you can do to protect that investment is to hire a knowledgeable and experienced HVAC contractor to perform the installation.
With installation, Napoleon furnaces typically cost between $3,500 and $6,000, and sometimes more.
So what goes into the entire cost of a new Napoleon furnace? For starters, the units alone can be priced anywhere from $1,750 to $3,000. The cost will be determined by things like the tier, the specific make and model, the efficiency rating, and the size of the unit.
Entry-level furnaces will be the most affordable, as will single-stage ones with single-speed or multi-speed blowers.
Mid-range and premium models will be increasingly expensive, and where two-stage ones will cost more than single-stage furnaces, modulating units will be the priciest.
For the most part, more features, higher AFUEs, and better warranties will also mean higher costs.
Then you have to factor in materials that will be required for the installation, such as piping, sheet metal, and other materials. These can cost $250 to $750 or more, depending on the infrastructure you already have in place and the specifics of the job.
Roughly a quarter of the cost of a new furnace is labour and installation, and a ballpark figure for that is between $600 and $1,000. The final cost of installation will depend on a number of factors, such as:
- How easy or complicated the job is
- Where the furnace is being installed (attics and crawl spaces with less clearance might be more difficult, for example)
- Where you live and how far the HVAC contractor has to travel
- How many HVAC companies are operating where you live (competition usually means competitive prices)
- How far the contractor must travel to get supplies and materials
- Whether the contractor works alone or has an apprentice/assistant
- Whether you have the right infrastructure in place (for instance, are you converting fuels? do you have to get rid of an oil tank? is your ductwork serviceable?)
Costs Related to the Contractor
HVAC companies have a lot of fixed operating costs that they have to cover, and what those entail will in part determine what they charge the customer. Here are some examples of the overhead costs that many HVAC companies have:
- Business insurance
- Staff and customer service personnel
- Fleet vehicles
- Vehicle insurance
- Professional services
As you can imagine, these costs could easily add up to tens of thousands of dollars or more each year.
Oftentimes, contractors that charge more have higher operating costs, and that can mean better service.
For example, a contractor that charges more might have more permanent technicians, better training programs, more customer service staff, and a larger service area. As their customer, that could translate to faster response times, more knowledgeable technicians, overall better service, and possibly even additional labour warranties.
To get the most competitive price on a Napoleon furnace, get quotes from at least three local contractors. But remember: choosing the cheapest quote won’t always get you the best value.
Learn more about The Truth About Furnace (and A/C) Pricing.
Prices for Napoleon Add-ons, Extras, and Thermostats
Media Filters $200 – $450: Media filters are similar to the standard filters that come with most furnaces, but they offer superior filtration and are capable of trapping more particles. Napoleon’s media filters have a MERV rating of 11, so they can trap 85 percent of particles as small as 0.3 microns. If anybody in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, or you have issues with dust, dander, pet hair, or other air quality issues, then a Napoleon media filter could be the solution. Plus, the filters go on the side of the cabinet, so they’re easy to install and change.
Heat Recovery Ventilators $2,000 – $2,500: Napoleon’s N75 heat recovery ventilator is a device that increases ventilation and circulation in your home. HRVs are great for older homes and other spaces that have issues with fresh airflow. And the best part? HRVs have built-in heat exchangers, meaning you get a constant supply of fresh air and your furnace won’t have to work harder to keep your home warm. In fact, the N75 HRV can recover up to 75 percent of the heat from outgoing air. It also has some additional perks that traditional HRVs don’t, including an electronic airflow measurement device, self-diagnostics, a great warranty, and Whisper Quiet technology.
Energy Recovery Ventilator $2,500 – $3,000: Napoleon also makes an N75 energy recovery ventilator, which means the device provides ventilation and fresh air while exchanging both heat and moisture. That means the humidity levels in your home always stay at the ideal level, between 30 and 50 percent, regardless of whether you’re experiencing a dry winter or a muggy summer. The N75 ERV boasts 75 percent heat recovery, a good warranty, Whisper Quiet features, and flexible installation.
Thermostats $75 – $250: Napoleon makes several thermostats, including traditional and programmable models. Depending on the specific model, some thermostats can be paired with single- or two-stage furnaces, and have features like home, sleep, and away modes, seven-day programming, and scheduled programs for weekdays versus weekends. There aren’t any smart thermostats, but you could potentially reduce your energy costs with a programmable model. And all Napoleon thermostats come with a one-year warranty.
How Do Napoleon Prices Compare to Other Brands?
Napoleon versus Amana
Amana falls into a very similar price range as Napoleon. Their units, with installation, tend to cost between $4,200 to $6,100.
There are quite a few similarities between the two brands, including that they both focus on quiet operation, offer excellent warranty coverage, and have some additional features that set their furnaces apart from the competition.
And whereas Napoleon furnaces have the proprietary Vortex turbulator heat exchanger that works like a secondary heat exchanger, all Amana furnaces are equipped with secondary heat exchangers.
However, Amana isn’t as similar to Napoleon as Napoleon’s sister brand, Continental Heating and Cooling, which is also made by Wolf Steel Ltd.
For example, Amana has some things to offer that Napoleon can’t compete with, including that their premium model is a modulating, variable-speed furnace with an AFUE of 98 percent and ENERGY STAR certification. In fact, most of their models are certified, and that could mean more rebate eligibility.
While Napoleon undoubtedly has some great features and technologies, Amana offers something different: furnaces with communicating capabilities. This means the furnace can communicate with the thermostat and the thermostat can monitor and adjust settings as needed to keep your home perfectly comfortable.
Amana also has a much larger furnace selection than Napoleon, and they have furnaces that meet ultra-low nitrogen oxide emissions standards.
At the same time, Amana doesn’t have furnaces with modular components, and they don’t have any models that can be equipped from the factory with an air purification system like Napoleon’s Clean Air Technology.
Napoleon versus Goodman
Goodman is one of the most affordable furnace brands on the market, and they definitely give Napoleon a run for their money. The average cost to buy a Goodman furnace is between $3,500 and $5,500, and that includes installation.
Like Napoleon, Goodman’s entry-level furnaces are all single-stage and multi-speed, but they have AFUEs ranging from 92 to 96 percent.
And like Napoleon, some of Goodman’s mid-range models come with the brand’s premium technologies. Actually, because Goodman and Amana are sister brands, some of Goodman’s furnaces have the same communicating technology that Amana offers.
Another thing that Goodman has is the CoolCloud™ HVAC App, an app that enables contractors to access the control board wirelessly during installation and maintenance. While this is obviously a very different feature from Napoleon’s modular components, both technologies are designed to make service faster and easier.
Goodman also offers excellent warranty coverage, and like Napoleon, they place a great deal of emphasis on making high-quality furnaces that will last.
But there are some things that Goodman has that Napoleon doesn’t, including a greater selection of models, modulating furnaces, units with AFUEs as high as 98 percent, ultra-low NOx furnaces, and a lot more models with ENERGY STAR certification.
That means with Goodman, you can get a modulating, variable-speed furnace with an AFUE of 98 percent and ENERGY STAR, and you’d probably pay less than you would for Napoleon’s top-of-the-line two-stage furnace.
Napoleon versus Trane
Trane is a slightly more expensive brand, and you’ll typically pay between $4,500 and $7,000 to buy and install a new Trane furnace.
Despite the higher price range, there are several similarities between the two brands. For example, Trane has their own CleanEffects® Whole Home Air Cleaner purification system that you can add to some of their furnaces, though they don’t offer any models that come standard with it the way Napoleon’s 9700 comes with the Clean Air Technology.
Trane furnaces also have self-diagnostic control boards like Napoleon’s, but some Trane models also come with the brand’s premium feature, a communicating technology similar to what Goodman and Amana offer.
Another feature that Trane offers is an enhanced dehumidification mode that helps with summer moisture control.
Like Napoleon, Trane also has single- and two-stage furnaces, and most of them are paired with multi-speed or variable-speed blowers. In fact, Trane has their own proprietary blower technology.
However, Trane has something else that Napoleon doesn’t: a modulating furnace. These furnaces are superior when it comes to efficiency, quiet, and even temperatures because they can incrementally adjust the heat output.
At the same time, Trane’s premier unit isn’t that much more efficient than Napoleon’s, coming in at an AFUE of 97.3 percent.
One trade-off with Trane is that while they tend to charge more for their furnaces, they can’t promise the same warranty as Napoleon because they don’t offer a unit replacement warranty on any of their models.
Napoleon Furnace Deals & Promotions
Check out our Local HVAC Deals page for possible discounts and promotions on Napoleon furnaces in your area.