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5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a New Furnace

If your furnace is aged and no longer delivers the heat you need to keep the home comfortable, it’s time to begin thinking about a replacement. Finding a company you can depend on for both installation and future repairs are vital. Below are a few good questions to ask before any furnace installation begins.

How long will installation take?

The length of time it takes to replace your furnace depends on whether it is electric or gas operated. An electric unit can be installed in a few hours time. A gas unit might take longer due to the gas lines involved.

How much will everything cost?

The cost of a furnace installation will include the cost of unit and any other parts and accessories needed. The cost of the equipment varies depending on the make and size you desire. You will be given a complete estimate for the cost of furnace and installation before any work begins. A new furnace can run anywhere from $2,000 dollars and up.

Will the furnace be covered by a warranty?

Yes, the furnace manufacturers generally supply a basic warranty against product defects as long as it’s professionally installed and maintained. You will be given the warranty paperwork and any available extended warranty options at the time of installation.

How long will my new furnace last?

A furnace can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years without any serious repair needs. It could begin to show signs of wear after 10 to 12 years of constant use. Having your furnace regularly serviced is one way to help it last longer.

Is your company licensed and insured?

Manufacturers will only honor warranties if the installation and repairs are done by a qualified and licensed company. You want to make sure they are insured against any unintentional damage.

An expertly installed new furnace will last you and your family many years. Begin planning on the furnace installation before the weather begins to turn cold.

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