Deciding to get a new furnace installed is a great idea, especially when the old furnace has become obsolete or has just stopped working altogether.
A new furnace is likely to be more efficient, reliable, and quieter than what you’re replacing, but there may not always be a convenient time to have it installed. The timing of a new furnace install actually does matter, which is why, this week, we’re giving you some things to think about if you’re trying to determine when might be best for you to pull the trigger on that new furnace installation.
Out with the Old, in with the New
For most people, an important factor in the installation of a new furnace is the cost. The average price tag on a residential furnace is between $2,250 and $3,800, depending on the BTU rating and efficiency.
Larger, more powerful furnaces are generally going to cost more, and the higher the expense gets, the less likely you might be to just ‘go for it’ and proceed with the installation.
So, choosing the right time for you to incur the expense of the new furnace might be chief among your decision-making criteria. Remember that Front Range HVAC can work with you to help finance your new furnace purchase, pairing you up with credit providers like Wells Fargo and GreenSky. With the power of low-interest financing at your fingertips, having your new furnace installed could be much more realistic than you might’ve thought.
When It’s Time, It’s Time
Probably the easiest answer to the question of when to install a new furnace is this: when the old furnace stops working.
Not having adequate heat in a home or commercial building can potentially damage the property, as pipes can freeze and some water-using appliances can malfunction as a result. Especially considering how harsh our winters can be in Colorado, it’s a good idea to replace that inoperable furnace sooner than later.
If circumstances dictate that a new furnace can’t be installed even though the old one has stopped working, be sure to have a plan for keeping the interior temperature of the building above freezing until the new furnace can be installed.
Fall is Furnace Installation ‘Season’
Does it surprise you to learn that Colorado does have a furnace installation ‘season’? It’s true, and that season is typically in full swing by the time Fall rolls around.
It makes sense: we want to be sure our furnace is going to do its job during the months that matter most—those of winter. The good news is that most furnace installations don’t take longer than a few hours to complete, so even if you find yourself in the midst of furnace installation season, Front Range HVAC can still schedule your installation at a day and time that works best for you.
The #1 Best Time to Install a New Furnace
Setting aside the financials and calendar timing of your new furnace installation, there is a single best time to have it installed. That time is just before preparing your home for sale.
Having a new furnace installed does a lot to entice buyers in a competitive real estate market. So, waiting until just before you sell your home to install a new furnace could give your home the boost in value it needs to sell quicker and for a higher price.
When prospective home buyers learn that there’s a brand new furnace installed and that it was installed using the reputable team at Front Range HVAC, they’ll be much more motivated to buy. And, depending on the type of furnace you install, you could be eligible for energy credits provided by your gas utility company.
Lastly, keep in mind that every month you continue using an outdated, inefficient furnace, you’re throwing money down the drain. Older, obsolete furnaces can be incredibly expensive to operate compared with their newer, more efficient counterparts.
Front Range HVAC is proud to represent one of the most well-known and reputable brands throughout the furnace manufacturing industry—Carrier. Carrier builds some of the quietest, most efficient furnaces on the market, making them an outstanding choice for Colorado home and business owners.
Interested in receiving a free, no-obligation quote for a new Carrier furnace? Contact Front Range HVAC today by calling (303) 835-0720. Our team of furnace experts is standing by, ready to help with all of your home heating needs.
We look forward to hearing from you!