Tips on getting the most out of your new furnace purchase
Located along the St. Lawrence River and surrounded by historical buildings, Kingston is one of the earliest European settlements in Canada. Named the first capital of the province of Canada, Kingston is also known as the ‘limestone city’ because of its many historical buildings made of this local resource. Old Fort Henry is a popular attraction for history buffs and Kingston Penitentiary is home to many of Canada’s worst criminals. Although located in southern Ontario, Kingston and neighbouring Napanee tend to have cooler summers and winters than most of this part of the province. Fortunately for the Just over 152,000 residents there are about 59 heating and cooling companies to keep them comfortable all year round. Getting a quote is free and easy.
What Furnace Is Right For Me?
Most of us know little or nothing about heating systems, yet purchasing one is making a major investment in your home. Luckily, we have all you need to know about buying a new heating system.
Get the right brand
It can be worth it to invest in a well-known brand. By investing in a good brand, you are increasing the chances that your furnace manufacturer will still be in business for replacement parts and able to fulfill your warranty. Find out which brand will offer the most comprehensive warranty for your system. You can pay a little more for peace of mind.
Get a professional to install
Avoid a major mistake and have your system installed by a licensed HVAC professional. They can make sure that you are getting the right sized system for your home and that the equipment is installed properly for the health and safety of your family. Ask for a warranty on their work, including any labour costs.
Determine the right system for you
Are natural gas lines available in your area? Do you need to heat an addition to your home or small cottage? Do you currently have duct work in your home? Are you interested in reducing your environmental impact? These are all questions that will help to determine what heating system is best for your home or business. Some options to consider:
- Natural gas or propane furnace
- Electric baseboards
- Combination boilers
- Mini ductless split pumps
- Geothermal heating
Learn about different payment options
There are many ways to afford a new system. While some pay in cash and avoid interest charges, financing can be a great way to spread out the cost of a new system. Ranging from 12 months to 15 years, this option is especially valuable when a new system is an unexpected expense.
Rent to own is another option with some companies offering guaranteed acceptance regardless of credit. This option also can include coverage for repair or replacement but costs more over the long term.