3 Reasons to Start Shopping for a Furnace Now
September 14th, 2016 by THS
Sure, the calendar may say September but the warmth is still here for now. Don’t let that warm weather get you complacent about the impending winter. Remember last year’s? Maybe you started having problems with your furnace last season or maybe it’s getting old and you don’t want to chance another season keeping it around. The time to act is now.
Be Smart About Your Furnace
That’s why it’s smart to shopping for a new unit this month. From rattling sounds and repetitive repair costs to rising utility bills and inefficient home comfort, there are many reasons to consider ditching your old furnace and buying a new one. Start the process now and you’ll thank yourself for it later.
- Best Selection
If you’re a savvy shopper, you know that hitting the stores for bathing suits in February will give you the best selection, just like early fall is when all the winter gear comes out. By the time the actual season rolls around, the selection is scarce and picked over. That’s why you need to act now for your furnace. The stock is full, the options are abundant, and the deals are ripe for the picking. Get in the stores, go online, start researching the best models and prices. What filter goes with the furnace you like? Stock up on those now too. Wait until the last minute and you’ll find yourself scrambling for the unit you really want and may end up settling for second best.
- Best Model for Your Space
Before leaving the house for the store, take measurements of the spot where your new furnace will go. Prices run the gamut from affordable and basic to more expensive and top of the line energy efficient. According to Home Advisor, most homeowners spend between $2,300 and $5,500 for a new furnace. But just because the price tag looks cheap doesn’t mean it’s the one that will save you the most money in the long run. Spending more now means you save money in energy bills and even tax rebates later on. You also want the unit that will heat your home the most efficiently and evenly.
- Take Advantage of Slow Season
If you’ve ever had your furnace call it quits in the middle of the coldest winter on record, you know how hard it is to get an appointment with a qualified HVAC contractor. Don’t wait for a break-down to rush out and make a purchase, then get in line behind everyone else for an appointment. At this point, contractors are done with summer AC tuneups and haven’t yet gotten busy with furnace tuneups for the fall. Now’s the perfect time to do your research, talk to your HVAC contractor about recommended units, and schedule an installation. If you do it now, your new furnace will be installed and ready to go by the time the mercury drops.
Contact Builders Heating and Cooling
Based in the Chicagoland area, Thornton Heating Service was established in 1959 as a family-owned, full-service heating and air conditioning company. We would be happy to set up an appointment to recommend the best furnace model for your home and budget. Contact us today to learn more about furnace installation at 847-905-1608. Don’t wait until it is too late!