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A Basic Guide to Buying a New Heater

Last updated 6 years ago

If you’re on the market for a new heater, then there are several different factors to consider as you look at various models. Today, furnaces are available in a wide range of sizes and grades, so make sure that you choose the furnace that’s right for your home. Here are the basic steps to purchasing a new furnace for home heating.

1.      Determine a Budget

Furnaces can range from a several hundred to thousands of dollars. Choosing a furnace that fits your home’s budget is a great way to determine which models are genuine contenders. Keep in mind that there is typically a tradeoff between upfront costs and cost of operation and maintenance.

2.      Determine Desired Features

The reason why these tradeoffs are important to consider is because they may have very real impacts on your heating costs, maintenance costs, and comfort in the future. For example, a high-efficiency furnace may cost more up front, but will also promote lower energy costs. So, look for features that will make paying more upfront worth the additional cost in the long run.

3.      Find a Heating Contractor

After you’ve selected a furnace model, find a heating contractor that specializes in the furnace models you chose. Selecting a well-established heating contractor ensures high-quality service, a great warranty, and experience with the furnace manufacturer you’re considering. Don’t be afraid to ask for referrals to see whether or not a contractor is right for you.

4.      Hire a Contractor and Install Furnace

Finally, when you’ve found the right furnace and heating contractor, it’s time to have your new furnace installed. You can rest easy knowing that you’ve done a lot of legwork to ensure maximum comfort and value with the installation of your new furnace.

Blue Dot Services of Maryland has helped customers in the Baltimore and Annapolis areas purchase and install the very best furnaces for over 40 years. Visit us online or call (410) 698-6465 to learn more about our heating, AC, and HVAC services today.


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