Saskatchewan is a flat province whose weather is often affected by the force of the wind. A good furnace can turn a well-insulated home into a balanced, warm, cost-reducing machine.
Table of contents
- Regina In A Nutshell
- Top Brands by Price Tier
- What to look for when choosing a heating & air conditioning contractor
- Rebates and Incentives
- What you Need to know
- Factors Affecting Price
- Important Questions When you’re Choosing a New Furnace
- Popular Brands
- Other Noteworthy Brands
- Regina City Info
- Regina & Surrounding Areas
Average* furnace price in Regina (including install):
$3000 – $5000
*note many factors can affect price, see further down for details
Regina In A Nutshell
Average Temp. Summer: 21 degrees
Average Temp. Winter: -10 degrees
Top Brands by Price Tier
Low – Up to $3,800 Trane
Mid – Up to $4,500 American Standard
Premium – Up to $6,000+ Lennox
What to look for when choosing a heating & air conditioning contractor
People often fret over the brand of furnace to buy, but the contractor you choose is every bit as important. Not only is the quality of the workmanship and installation crucial to the furnace’s lifespan, the company you choose will be relied on for future servicing and warranty coverage.
Always choose an established company that has:
- Good, independently-verified feedback
- A solid track record and no outstanding disputes
- Verified insurance, licenses, and certifications
- Experienced staff, with manufacturer training
- Registered to offer rebates
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Rebates and Incentives
Bear in mind that certain brands and models of furnace may qualify you for sales tax exemptions for qualifying ENERGY STAR systems. SaskEnergy also offers some incentives, however those are currently aimed more at commercial heating systems.
What you Need to know
Finding the perfect furnace for the Regina climate shouldn’t be taken too lightly. Saskatchewan winters are cold even for Canada, so let us help you choose more wisely with features you should be looking for in a furnace.
ENERGY STAR Certification
ENERGY STAR certified furnaces are more energy efficient and can save on the annual heating costs of your home. Not a bad thing to have in the colder winter months.
From temperature control, power settings and remote controls, features are an important part of any purchasing decision.
Our website is a great resources for getting pricing information on the top furnace brands in Regina. Find out what you should be paying and make the right choice for your budget.
Average cost of a furnace replacement in Regina, Saskatchewan: $3,000 – $5,000
You can typically purchase a mid-level high-efficiency furnace including installation for approximately $3,500 on average with some factors affecting your total price.
Factors Affecting Price
Retail price is not the only thing you have to consider when comparing the average cost of a forced-air furnace in Regina. Now that you have an idea of what you will be paying for the furnace itself, let’s talk about common factors that affect your bottom line.
Other than the actual price of your furnace, the installation is the most important price factor when it comes to furnaces. The installation process is very important to the overall performance of any given furnace so be sure to hire a trusted contractor who can guarantee their work. This is where you don’t want to skimp. A top notch installer may cost a little more, but it will be well worth it in the end.
Be aware of the square footage of your home. BTU level (essentially the heating power of your furnace) should be taken into account when pricing a new furnace no matter what the brand. For the climate in Regina, you will more than likely need a furnace with a BTU output of between 60,000 to 100,000 BTUs.
Your furnace is just a component of your entire HVAC system. Depending on what kind of ductwork you have in place, where your furnace is to be installed, and if any retrofitting is required, you will be looking at different prices for installation.
Of course, the more efficient your furnace, the more it will cost upfront. AFUE rating (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) will have a great impact on how manufacturers price their units. High-efficiency models are the ones in the 95% to 98% AFUE rated furnaces. These are the ones that will cost the most upfront. However, these will provide more long-term savings than a lower efficiency model, although any new furnace in Canada will typically be at least 92% efficient.
By keeping all of these factors in mind you should be able to not only get an accurate idea of what you will be paying for your new furnace but also choose one that will work best for you and save you the most money.
Stay covered and don’t spend money when you should not have to by getting the best warranty available. Check with your local Regina HVAC specialist for warranty terms and conditions on the unit you are considering. You many also wish to enquire about Extended Warranty options that are sometimes available either through the manufacturer or the supplier for an additional fee.
Important Questions When you’re Choosing a New Furnace
How much space are you heating?
This should be your first question and will make all the difference when looking into buying one for your home, since it will affect the size of the furnace needed.
How much will installation cost?
Buying a furnace is only the first cost associated with heating your home. Unless you have a gasfitting license, you’ll need an expert to ensure the furnace is properly installed. The installation itself will typically cost in the $750 to $1500 range but this depends on many factors of course. Expect the total cost of your new furnace to be in the $3500 – $5000 range.
Is there a furnace type that would better suit my home?
If you live in a rural area without natural gas infrastructure, a propane furnace may be a better option.
Canada has a selection of some of the top furnace brands in North America, and most have been in business for decades. With pros and cons for each, you’re sure to find the perfect furnace with these top brands.
Some of the most popular furnace brands in Regina, Saskatchewan are:
- American Standard
Other Noteworthy Brands
When shopping for a furnace, getting to know some of the brands that offer the most trustworthy furnaces is key. Here are some of the most popular brands for sale by HVAC distributors and contractors in the Regina area:
Bryant creates the Evolution Variable Speed line of gas furnaces that feature up to 98.3% AFUE ratings. The great thing about this particular line of furnaces is that they are modulating and dual speed furnaces. This means that they can operate at varying levels of output so you can pick and choose your level of heating power depending on your needs throughout the year.
The PG family of gas furnaces created by Payne sets itself apart from other companies thanks to humidity controlling technology integrated into each unit. There are 4 ENERGY STAR certified models in this line (PG96VAT, PG95XAT, PG95S, and the PG92S) which deliver between 92% and 96% AFUE.
The SmartControl thermostat systems are what make Tempstar a notable choice. This series can be fitted with advanced control modules that communicate effectively with the furnace itself. The SmartControl series comes in models that are between 80% and 98% AFUE, the latter obviously being the more expensive.
When shopping Keeprite furnaces you are going to want to stick with the ProComfort offering of furnaces. These are modulating furnaces that operate very efficiently and come with variable-speed fans which you can use to distribute heat in your ducts more evenly without the furnace actually having to consume energy.
Also, be aware that brands like Bryant and Keeprite offer oil and propane furnaces. Propane furnaces operate at about the same cost as gas furnaces, but you will probably have to opt for a propane powered furnace if you live in a rural area. Oil furnaces are less efficient than gas furnaces.
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Installation is necessary of course, and will be factored into the total cost of your new high-efficiency natural gas or propane furnace. A licensed specialist will ensure that your unit in installed efficiently and safely. Installation costs can also vary based on the following factors:
- Types of homes, especially older homes
- Conversion from a different energy source (eg. oil)
- Hard to reach installation places
Regina City Info
The capital of Saskatchewan is located in the south central portion of the middle prairie province. Much of Regina’s greenery was hand-planted and now thrives in and around the city—to this day it is a testament to the local love of green spaces. There is a lot of culture and nature to discover in Regina, and tourists who love the outdoors flock here from around the country in the summer.
Regina & Surrounding Areas
- Moose Jaw
- Fort Qu’Appelle
- Indian Head