The domestic floor-furnace provides for heating a single zone without ducting other than a vent to the exterior.
Sizing the furnace per area of heated zones depends primarily on the regional climate assuming that house insulation properties are adequate. In the colder regions about 70 BTU per hour (BTU/h) are required per square foot of heating zone, in the warmer regions about 35 BTU/h are required per square foot.
The cost to install average gas floor-furnace heating depends upon type, heating capacity, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Floor Gas furnace heating: install unit to heat a single zone; include delivery, all material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Furnace: 24,000 BTU/h heating output, for single zone heating. Includes thermostat, and typical vent and pipe modification.||$1,199||each||1||$1,199|
|Upgrade 1: additional cost to install unit of 35,000 BTU/h heating output in colder climate.||$238||each||1||$238|
|Upgrade 2: additional cost to install unit of 48,000 BTU/h heating output in colder climate.||$201||each||1||$201|
|+ Labor Cost (all scenarios)||$42||per hour||8||$336|
Prices range from $1,199 (floor gas furnace 24,000 BTU/h - DIY) to $1,974(floor gas furnace 48,000 BTU/h - upgrade 2) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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