Tips on Buying a New Furnace
If you're here, you probably need a new furnace and you want to make a good decision. Making a good decision means choosing a good heating and air conditioning company and choosing the type of unit that offers the perfect balance between high efficiency and an acceptable price. We are going to help you achieve that, through this article.
When deciding to buy a new furnace, your first thought may be going to the yellow pages, phoning a couple of furnace dealers and ask for a quick estimate. However, our advice for you is making some research before getting in touch with a heating and cooling company. Learning a few things about the basics of a furnace means making an informed decision and not being easily manipulated anymore. Another thing you can do with this information is better assess your needs. For example, any good contractor will ask you how long you are planning to live in the house you're living in now. That's because there's no point in investing in a state of the art, high-efficiency unit if you are planning to leave in a couple of years.
The next tip is for those of you that want to have a good unit, but in the same time spend as little money as possible. The best way to do that is choosing the right time to buy the unit. Usually, the best time is during March or April, given that there are a lot of sales and special promotions. However, you can get wonderful deals all year round, if you know where to look. There are a lot of shops that market their sales online, so you can do a simple search every now and then. If you live in the Calgary area, you can just type "furnace sales Calgary" and you'll find out if there are any sales going on.
Our final tip for you is to never settle for the price that is offered initially. The majority of heating and cooling dealerships are willing to deal. At the end of the month, many companies are trying to make their numbers and will lower the price with as much as $500-$1000.
That concludes our article about furnace shopping. We hope our tips will help you get a great, highly efficient furnace for an affordable price. Happy shopping!