For most people, a new furnace is major purchase. Not only can they be expensive, but they’re also going to be the major heat source for your home for years to come. Having a high quality furnace is obviously important, but you also want to make sure you’re getting the most for your money. Before you start shopping, consider these 5 things:
- Fuel Source. Furnaces run off three types of fuel: gas, electricity, or oil. Natural gas is the most common type of furnace, and it’s the most economical. Electric and oil furnaces provide an alternative to relying on natural gas, but they can be expensive to operate.
- Furnace Size. The size of your home should dictate the size of your heating system. A Manual J calculation that considers everything from square footage to window efficiency can be done to tell you what size furnace will be adequate for your home.
- Most major appliances, including furnaces, come with some kind of manufacturer warranty. Before settling on a particular furnace, find out exactly what this warranty covers. In additional, ask your installer what their service warranties include.
- Rebates and Incentives. High efficiency furnaces come with special incentives, such as tax breaks or rebates. While these units are usually a bit more expensive, the cost can be offset by these incentives, as well as long-term savings in energy bills.
- Quality of Installation. Installing a new furnace is something that should be left to the professionals; it’s not a DIY job. However, the quality of the professional services you choose should also come into play. Some companies are more knowledgeable and experienced than others, so be sure to do your research on any installation company you’re considering.
R&R Refrigeration is a family-owned business that’s been in operation since 1974. We’ve got the skilled technicians you need to make sure that your new furnace is installed properly, so call us today to get a quote!