Orangeville is a wonderful place to visit. With it’s award-winning summer music festivals, opera house and historic downtown homes, the only thing better than visiting Orangeville is getting to live there. Located in picturesque south central Ontario, this town has a population of 90,000 and growing. Although Orangeville once reached a record high of 14.5 degrees Celsius in January, the average temperature is a frigid -3.4 degrees Celsius. With heating costs getting higher and higher, many are choosing to cozy up to a new energy efficient furnace to avoid getting burned this winter. Warm nights are just a click away.
How To Get The Most For Your Money
When it comes to replacing your furnace or central air conditioner, a major bonus is savings on your energy bills. By doing a little research before you buy, you can make sure you are making the best investment for your home.
In Orangeville there are over 20 heating and air conditioning companies servicing the area. With an average price for a furnace or air conditioning unit ranging for $2000 to $8000, it is an important to take your time. Research the companies and ask friends for personal references. A smaller sticker price may not equal a good deal if the company is not in business when your unit needs repair.
Make sure you research what type of warranty is available and what it will include. Warranties can cover your units anywhere from five years to the life of your unit but make sure you read the fine print. Some warranties require an annual servicing or cleaning of your furnace.
Propane vs. Natural Gas
The biggest factor in deciding between the two major fuel options for Canadians lies in the existing infrastructure of your area. If you live in an area where there are existing natural gas lines, this will be the cheaper and easier option. If you are in a rural area where the lines are not present, propane is a cost-effective option over oil or electric heating. The use of propane will require a large tank to be installed on your property which will need to be refilled periodically.
How Can I Pay For This?
Luckily, there are many options available to help you invest in your home. Financing is one way to cut down on the upfront costs to a monthly payment ranging from a 12 month to 15-year period. Rent to own is another option where often maintenance costs are included, but the overall price is higher.