Knowing what to expect when having a new furnace installed will help ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment. Gathering some information up front will make sure you have the right expectations and that those expectations are met. Consider the following:
The Right Company
The first and most important thing to consider is which company you will choose to do the job (see “8 Considerations when Choosing an HVAC Service Provider“). A qualified, reputable company is the key to both good installation and maintenance.
The Right Furnace
Once you have chosen the company that will do the installation, they will help you select a furnace that is the best possible fit for your home. An HVAC design should be performed to make sure the system delivers clean, fresh air that is evenly distributed throughout your home. A proper design ensures maximum comfort levels and the quietest, most efficient operation of your heating and central air conditioning units.
The Right Price
The average new furnace can cost anywhere from three to five thousand dollars and will have a lifetime of between 14 and 20 years, assuming that it is properly maintained. You will have the option to choose from various efficiency ratings for your new furnace. The contractor will likely encourage you to select the highest rating that your budget will allow – at what should be the best price available. The more efficient your furnace, the less it will cost to run, saving you money on your monthly utility bills.
The Right Time
It can take two men a full eight hour day to remove an old furnace and replace it with a new one. Your installer should be able to give you a fairly accurate idea of how long the process will take when they come to your home to give you an estimate.
The Right Protection
Most furnaces are guaranteed for five years for all parts with a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger. Different service companies will also offer various warranties and plans to help you maintain the efficiency and life span of your investment.
The Right Outcome
Knowing what to expect with a new furnace installation will help you make the right decisions throughout the process. A good installation by a good company will result in an efficient, long-running system that will keep your home comfortable for many years!