The holiday shopping season is upon us! Malls are packed, websites are churning and credit cards are smoking! There are plenty of fun things to shop for this holiday season and there's bound to be an impulse buy or two (Justin Bieber perfume? Sure! Why not?!), but if your shopping list includes a new furnace we recommend putting a little extra consideration and research into your purchase decision.
Here are a few things to consider when buying a new furnace:
Size does matter when it comes to your heating and cooling equipment. A furnace that is too large or too small for your house will not be able to properly regulate the temperature. Have an HVAC professional stop by to examine the size of your house and they can recommend the perfect size for your needs.
Consider the lifetime cost
The upfront cost is not the only thing you should consider. More energy efficient furnace models may cost more upfront but could have lower operating costs. In fact, effective May 1, 2013, the HVAC energy efficiency standards as set by the Department of Energy will change. Click here to read up on the changes to the energy efficiency standards.
Overall service experience
When purchasing and installing a new furnace, you want to work with a trained professional to make sure it is done right, the first time. For example, a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer is certified as having met or exceeded the Carrier standards in service, product offerings, skills, and knowledge. These dealers also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to their customers. When you work with a qualified HVAC dealer, you know you'll get the best customer service, even after the installation is complete.
Enjoy the holiday shopping season!
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