A furnace can last a number of years without needing to be replaced. But when the time finally comes to change out your old furnace, you’ll find that it can be pricey. While it’s important not to take any shortcuts that will compromise the quality and performance of your new furnace, you should also be careful about being ripped off by unscrupulous, overcharging contractors.
A-1 Comfort Care, a reputable provider of residential HVAC services, shares tips on how you can save money when installing a new furnace in this blog post.
Check for rebates. Check if your state or local utility company has a rebate or incentive program for replacing old HVAC systems. You can usually stack such offers and promotions, so submit for both and enjoy a bigger discount on your new furnace. In addition to state and utility rebates, you can also check to see if you’re qualified for a tax incentive. Tax incentives are typically available for higher-efficiency equipment with ENERGY STAR certification.
Know exactly what you’re paying for. Make sure to ask for a written quote so that you can properly review the cost details and avoid miscommunications about the pricing. Typically, HVAC installation contractors give estimates based on the size of the furnace, number of registers, etc. Beware of equipment or services that come with unusually low prices because these may not give you the best value and longest lifespan.
Replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. Initially, this will be more expensive, but you’ll see that replacing your heating and air conditioning units at the same time will allow you to save money in the long run. By scheduling your furnace and air conditioner replacement at the same time, you can be sure that both units are compatible and capable of delivering optimal efficiency together — which means savings on your utility bills. Furthermore, having your furnace and air conditioner replaced at different times will incur extra labor fees as well.
A-1 Comfort Care has over 20 years of experience in providing top-notch HVAC services. From furnace replacement to air conditioning repair services, our technicians can guarantee quality workmanship. Call us at (732) 578-0379 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Freehold and Wall, NJ.