Old furnace finally kick the bucket? You might be worried about the price of new furnace installation; these things are already expensive enough right? It’s always good to save money without compromising quality. Here are 4 factors that affect the price of installing a new furnace along with a few ways that you can lower that cost.
If you really want to save money on your furnace installation, consider going with a lesser known brand. This may come as a surprise, but the number one factor that affects the price of new furnace installation is the brand name attached to it.
Many people would rather have the expensive most popular brand name furnace rather than the more affordable lesser known brand even if they have comparable features and similar warranties. There are many furnace manufacturers out there who produce great products but don’t have the brand recognition of industry giants. A furnace from these companies will often have great features and a high AFUE (more about that here) at a fraction of the cost.
The location of the furnace
Your furnace location can also have a significant impact on the price of new furnace installation. Is your furnace in an easy to access location with ample room to work? If so, you’ll probably pay less than the guy whose heater is buried 6 feet underground in a sealed off room. Okay, that’s a bit of exaggeration, but you get the idea. The easier it is for your contractor to work on your furnace the quicker the work will be completed, and the less you’ll pay.
The features of the furnace
Features like the AFUE are one metric for determining the cost of a furnace. When you live in a hot climate like Florida, you can get away with a lower AFUE than someone in North Dakota, and that saves you a fair bit of money even before you get to the cost of installation. There are other features to consider as well like a two-stage operation where the furnace has two combustion chambers.
The contractor installing the furnace
The unfortunate truth is that not all contractors have your best interest in mind. Some will tack inflated charges onto the price of new furnace installation just to make a quick buck. It’s important to find a contractor you trust, who you can develop a working relationship with beyond installation.
Ball Building Services works in the Tampa Bay area as well as Central Florida and has a stellar reputation for providing affordable HVAC repair and replacement services to both commercial and residential clients. Please contact us for more information on installing a new furnace. We offer financing options as well.