In the Market for a New Furnace Soon? AVOID BUYER’S REMORSE!
Think you may need to replace that old, inefficient furnace sometime in the near future? It can be a stressful process. There are many HVAC contractors to choose from, as well as many different types of furnaces,as far as efficiencies and bells and whistles. What many people don’t realize is that the contractor that is installing the furnace is many times more important than the type of furnace they select. Today we’re going to make the process a little easier by talking about some of the biggest furnace buying mistakes you can make and help you select the ideal furnace for your home and your family’s comfort!
- Going with the Lowest Bidder. Again, many times, choosing the right contractor is more important than choosing the right furnace. There are many contractors out there that will offer a system at an extremely low price because they will do anything to get their hands on your money. 10 times out of 10 they are cutting corners somewhere. The mistakes a low quality or rushed contractor makes can shorten the life of your new system and cause many headaches and high repair bills down the road. Ask yourself this question…if the job seems rushed – how likely are they to do a quality installation and pay close attention to detail? A furnace is not like a refrigerator, you can’t just buy one and plug it in…it has to be properly sized. Make sure your contractor is doing a load calculation on your home – improperly sized equipment can also cause shortened equipment life.
- Making Price the Most Important Factor. A higher efficiency furnace may cost more at the initial buy, but the higher the efficiency, the lower your utility bill! Also, the higher level furnaces come with certain bells and whistles that can increase comfort levels in your home. This purchase isn’t just about heating your home – it’s about a quality of life, a certain level of comfort you want to enjoy in your home.
- Not Considering Warranty. You want to go with a company that is going to offer you an iron clad guarantee that they will stand behind their work. Many low quality contractors will do a shoddy installation which affects the performance of the system – but guess what? That is now YOUR problem. Make sure you choose a company that has many great reviews on several different networks. There is no better way to judge how a company will treat you than by how they have treated others. Choose a company that will honor their installation and their warranty – if there is a problem with your new system it should be THEIR problem…not yours! You can read some of Allgeier Air’s reviews here, here, here or here.
- Not Signing up for Preventive Maintenance. A new furnace is a big investment, you should protect that investment and the manufacturer’s warranty by maintaining it! Allgeier Air offers different types of Service Club Memberships to ensure your new system will operate for many years to come!
Chances are, either you or someone you know has had a terrible experience with a contractor. It doesn’t have to be that way! We know there are many contractors out there to choose from, let us SHOW you the Allgeier difference. Call the office at 502-244-9999 today and we will be happy to set up an appointment for you with our comfort design team.