Gas Furnace Prices Review
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Gas furnace prices for your local area are best obtained by asking for price quotes (including installation) from several of your local licensed gas contractors. It is important to get as many quotes as possible since there is often a wide variation in amounts quoted and you want to be able to select the best quote. You can also find prices for gas furnaces (not including installation) from many companies on the internet. Online prices are very competitive and delivery time is fast.
Today's high efficiency gas furnaces provide 97% efficiency for the top models. A 97% efficiency rating means that 97% of the fuel burnt goes to deliver heat in your home. Mid efficiency gas furnaces have 78% to 82% efficiency ratings, and cost about $1000 less than high efficiency models. The cost difference however can be paid off with less gas consumed in the course of a few years at today's natural gas price which can expected to escalate in future years. The decision is whether to spend a bit less money for a new medium efficiency gas furnace, and to spend more for fuel on an ongoing basis, or to pay more now for a high efficiency model, and have a lower monthly gas bill. There is not much doubt that natural gas prices will increase in future years.
Natural gas is a non-renweable resource, and most of the shallower gas fields in Noth America have already been found and are in production. Deeper wells will be necessary at much higher drilling cost to utilise the deeper gas supplies that are still available. Obviously increased drilling and production costs will send the price of natural gas upward when we use more every year. There is little doubt that a high efficiency furnace will pay off in greatly reduced fuel costs in years to come.
Presumimg that it is affordable the best choice is a high efficiency gas furnace. Gas furnace prices are often subsidized by government grants and tax rebates. In some cases government subsidies can cut costs to install natural gas furnaces by up to 50%. As a consumer you should inquire about available rebates, and take the chance to buy a new furnace when the best rebate is offered, if possible. Local companies (licensed gas contractors) can provide gas furnace prices, and advise you on what rebates are available.
It is absolutely vital to get the right size of furnace for your house. A furnace too small and low in maximum heat output will not properly heat your house. Conversely a furnace of too large capacity will have more maximum output than needed for your particular home, and will simply waste energy and cost more to use. A properly qualified gas furnace contractor is well trained to look at all the factors in your house including size and number of rooms, insulation quality, local winter climate conditions and other variables, and to recommend the size of furnace needed to heat your home most efficiently. Gas furnace prices increase with the output of the furnace, so you will save by installing the right furnace, rather than one that is of too large output.
Buying a new furnace is a big expenditure, and you should shop around for prices and compare those of all suppliers before making a decision. First compare all available makes of gas furnace which can be found online as well as with local dealers. Read reviews online and see what owners have to say about the various furnace models. You can check all features of each model. Then on deciding which you want to purchase check all your local retailers and get prices from them-- it can vary greatly.Then go online and compare the price with suppliers there. Be sure to take shipping charges into account, and compare these totals with prices from your local dealer. There is frequently a considerable difference, and why pay more than necessary.
The next thing to be considered is the installation cost. Some of your local contractors may give you a break on this if you buy a furnace from them but not always. If very busy they may charge full price for installation even when buy from them. You will have to hire a qualified installer if you buy a furnace online. Never allow anyone but a certified gas installer to install your furnace. If you do this it may be illegal, and if there is a fire anytime in the future your insurance company might refuse to pay. So be wise and pay for a certified gas installer to do the job. It may cost more than an amateur would charge, but you will know that it has been done legally and properly.
Take all factors into account when you purchase a furnace. Get the best furnace, which has received good reviews, and has few owner complaints. If you find poor reviews or complaints in the reviews you would be wise to settle for another furnace. Take plenty of time and check everything before spending your money.
Furnace prices are highly competitive online. The best way to get a really good price is to survey all online suppliers and those in your area. You must take into account the shipping charges incurred by buying online, and add this to the total cost. Your furnace should be installed by a licensed contractor who is licensed for gas installation. If you obtain a furnace from a local dealer in your area they may also install it for a lower cost.
Gas furnace prices depend on make and model, and also on the efficiency rating of the furnace. Mid efficiency furnaces can cost $1000 less than high efficiency models but cost more to use on an ongoing basis. The saving in fuel obtained by installing a high efficiency natural gas furnace can pay for the difference in price in a short time, and you will save money continuously for the life of the appliance.
You will find about a 12% saving in fuel with high efficiency furnaces compared to mid efficiency models. In other words your monthly fuel bills will be 12% lower, and you will also be releasing less pollutants into the air. If you find it affordable it makes the most sense to choose a high efficiency furnace. Gas furnace prices are not low but it is a worthwhile investment in comfort and value for your home.
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