Insider tips on everything you need to know before purchasing a new furnace
London, Ontario has a lot in common with its namesake across the pond. Not only does it have picturesque parks, but it also has its own Thames River. Along with being home to Western University, this city also celebrates diversity with annual awards to its citizens and has local art on display in one of its two museums. London also celebrates winter by lighting up its downtown Victoria Park for all to enjoy lights and skating to celebrate the holidays. Londoners are lucky to have at least 106 heating and cooling businesses for its over 360,000 residents. Keep yourself comfortable all year around. Get a quick and easy quote here.
What You Need To Know Before You Buy:
You won’t save any money by not hiring a professional
Improper installation can lead to 30 percent higher utility bills and is the leading cause of repair. It can also shorten the life of your furnace. Your family’s health and safety is not worth the ‘savings’.
Bigger isn’t better when it comes to your new high efficiency furnace. It is important to have a HVAC professional come to your home and size your new unit. Too large of a unit and your system will be forced to cycle on and off more often causing extra wear and tear.
Don’t forget the AC
It is the most economical to replace both units at the same time. If you do not have the money on hand to replace both, consider installing the inside coil of a new cooling unit to save money down the line.
Consider the importance of a thermostat
Many of the newer energy efficient thermostats allow you to program your high efficiency furnace to get maximum energy savings.
You can get some money back
Research what rebates you can qualify for before you get your new equipment installed. Some are applied to on your behalf by your HVAC professional. Make sure you ask the questions first.
You have options for payment
If you need a new heating or cooling system but don’t have the cash on hand, there are many options available.
Cash – If you are able to pay for your system in full you will be able to save money on interest payments. This is available regardless of credit, since you are not using it.
Financing – Financing is available for those who qualify. It allows the payment to be spread out over a number of months or years. You will be charged interest and you need to be approved.
Rent to own – Rent to own is another option. Some companies will offer guaranteed credit approval. The payments will be spread out anywhere from 7 to 16 years. The agreement often includes maintenance and repair for the duration of the contract. Check out our rent to own guide here.