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The Best Time of Year to Buy a New Furnace

Posted on September 1, 2017
by Appleby Systems
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Soon you'll be sitting by the fire with the furnace cranked up!

It’s unusual to think about heating up right now, but if you like a good deal, you should!

The best time of the year to buy a new furnace is today, and here’s why:

  • You can qualify for up to $5,000 in home upgrade rebates from your local gas utility, including thousands for just upgrading your furnace.

We’ll install your new furnace and stand behind the work with a warranty.

It’s alright if you don’t know much about furnaces

Part of our job is to help guide you to the right product for your home and family.

When you come to talk to a member of our team, we want to know about:

  • The size of your space.
  • How long you plan to stay in your current home.
  • The location of windows in your home.
  • Your desire to invest in efficiency.
whole house humidifier

A whole house humidifier can lower the heating load on your furnace.

Lots of buyers like to stick with the brand name they’re familiar with, like Coleman, Carrier or Payne, but it’s always smart to keep an open mind. You may get a better deal on a product with all the same features just by switching to a different manufacturer. You don’t owe your previous brand anything!

What features should I look for?

The AFUE rating indicates the efficiency of your unit. Newer units take advantage of modern energy saving features, so you reduce your monthly bills and environmental impact just by upgrading. A higher AFUE rating indicates greater efficiency.

Some furnaces take advantage of built in humidifiers, which provides further energy savings in the winter and helps keep your family from getting sick (yes, dry air makes you more vulnerable to cold and flu viruses).

How do I take care of the new furnace?

All you have to do is commit to a regular maintenance schedule. And by regular we mean every year.

Skipping maintenance can reduce the efficiency of your new unit by about 5% annually. Regular maintenance, on the other hand, can keep your furnace from losing more than 5% of its efficiency over the lifetime of the appliance.

It’s like maintaining your car. You probably don’t love paying for an oil change at the time, but you really dislike paying for a major repair if the car breaks down from neglect.

A small investment in annual maintenance for your new furnace will substantially limit the chance you’ll ever be stuck with a major repair.

So now you know two things:

  • When the best time of year to buy a new furnace is.
  • How to make a smart investment in your new furnace.

Give us a call today!

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