Rebates and Incentives
Bear in mind that certain brands and models of furnace may qualify you for sales tax exemptions for qualifying ENERGY STAR systems. SaskEnergy also offers some incentives, however those are currently aimed more at commercial heating systems.
What you Need to know
Finding the perfect furnace for the Regina climate shouldn’t be taken too lightly. Saskatchewan winters are cold even for Canada, so let us help you choose more wisely with features you should be looking for in a furnace.
ENERGY STAR Certification
ENERGY STAR certified furnaces are more energy efficient and can save on the annual heating costs of your home. Not a bad thing to have in the colder winter months.
From temperature control, power settings and remote controls, features are an important part of any purchasing decision.
Our website is a great resources for getting pricing information on the top furnace brands in Regina. Find out what you should be paying and make the right choice for your budget.
Average cost of a furnace replacement in Regina, Saskatchewan: $3,000 – $5,000
You can typically purchase a mid-level high-efficiency furnace including installation for approximately $3,500 on average with some factors affecting your total price.
Factors Affecting Price
Retail price is not the only thing you have to consider when comparing the average cost of a forced-air furnace in Regina. Now that you have an idea of what you will be paying for the furnace itself, let’s talk about common factors that affect your bottom line.
Other than the actual price of your furnace, the installation is the most important price factor when it comes to furnaces. The installation process is very important to the overall performance of any given furnace so be sure to hire a trusted contractor who can guarantee their work. This is where you don’t want to skimp. A top notch installer may cost a little more, but it will be well worth it in the end.
Be aware of the square footage of your home. BTU level (essentially the heating power of your furnace) should be taken into account when pricing a new furnace no matter what the brand. For the climate in Regina, you will more than likely need a furnace with a BTU output of between 60,000 to 100,000 BTUs.
Your furnace is just a component of your entire HVAC system. Depending on what kind of ductwork you have in place, where your furnace is to be installed, and if any retrofitting is required, you will be looking at different prices for installation.
Of course, the more efficient your furnace, the more it will cost upfront. AFUE rating (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) will have a great impact on how manufacturers price their units. High-efficiency models are the ones in the 95% to 98% AFUE rated furnaces. These are the ones that will cost the most upfront. However, these will provide more long-term savings than a lower efficiency model, although any new furnace in Canada will typically be at least 92% efficient.
By keeping all of these factors in mind you should be able to not only get an accurate idea of what you will be paying for your new furnace but also choose one that will work best for you and save you the most money.
Stay covered and don’t spend money when you should not have to by getting the best warranty available. Check with your local Regina HVAC specialist for warranty terms and conditions on the unit you are considering. You many also wish to enquire about Extended Warranty options that are sometimes available either through the manufacturer or the supplier for an additional fee.