What to Think About When Getting a New Furnace
When looking for any new appliance, there are plenty of things to think about. Different things will be more important to you individually depending on your house, current situation and many other factors. Apart from the expense of a new appliance, there are other things to think about, including the safety of the appliance and how easy it is to work it. New furnaces for your home are no different from other appliances in many ways, so here are some of the main points you should be thinking about.
1. How energy efficient is it?
In a world where everyone seems to be trying to save as much energy as possible, you need to think about how energy efficient your new appliance is going to be. Apart from saving you money if it is more efficient, it’s also great for the environment. Most appliances now will have statistics about how much money they can save you in a year, and if you’re still not sure, you can talk to an expert in the store or online who will be able to advise you even further and compare the potential new furnace to your old model.
2. Does it have a warranty?
If you’re not very clued up when it comes to household appliances, it is probably very important to you that you get a good warranty with your new furnace. You need to find a warranty which covers you for as long as possible and for as much as possible. In some cases, this may require you taking out an extra warranty, but it is for you to decide whether this is worth it for you. Most furnaces have warranties of up to 10 years and this will cover any labour and parts which are needed during this time.
3. Who will install the furnace?
Very often, the company you buy the furnace from will offer Calgary furnace installation free of charge; however, this isn’t always possible. For example, if you’ve found a great deal online but it’s from a trader who doesn’t offer installation, you will have to find another company to do this for you. You may also discover that it’s more expensive to buy a furnace with “free” installation, because what the company has done behind the scenes is already added on the installation charges!
4. How safe is the furnace?
This is particularly important if you are considering the idea of buying a second hand furnace. While this isn’t always the best idea, it is a lot cheaper and can be quite safe. However, it’s generally regarded as being quite risky, so the experts wouldn’t recommend it. Any furnace you buy brand new should be tested and completely safe, but if you notice anything strange, don’t hesitate to contact the manufacturer.