After performing your fall maintenance, you may have realised it’s time to upgrade your furnace. As with any long-term purchases, there can be a lot of pressure when trying to find the best price since it’s a big investment that you will want to get the best, energy-saving and cost-efficient use out of in several years to come.
Follow these tips if you’re looking for a new furnace in Scarborough to get the best deal.
High-Efficiency Means High-Savings
Energy efficient furnaces, such as Lennox ENERGYSTAR certified furnaces, will bring you great savings in the long run. You should be aiming for furnaces with efficiency ratings of at least 90% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). Although slightly cheaper than high-efficiency furnaces, “mid-efficiency” furnaces will cost you a lot more over time as the small savings on the initial payment will be far outweighed by higher ongoing utility bills.
With a high-efficiency furnace, you can reduce your home gas bill by up to 45 percent. You should also take future gas prices into account – if gas prices were to skyrocket, you’d save even more throughout the life of your new furnace. Many high efficiency systems also qualify you for rebates offered by the Ontario government and utility companies, and at Constant Home Comfort we file your rebates for you, so you get all the savings hassle free!
Go Natural Gas or Propane
Most Canadians opt for modern gas or propane furnaces when looking to upgrade their system since these kinds of furnaces are widely sold and often have the lowest operating costs. If you live in a city or residential area like Scarborough, your best option is to go with natural gas since natural gas reaches your home through a pipeline network whereas propane has to be delivered by a propane truck to a tank. The efficiency of the natural gas pipeline will save you more money in the long run. However, if you live in a rural area it might be cheaper to have propane delivered than to connect to a pipeline.
Consider Financing or Rent to Own
When looking for a new furnace, you may want to consider financing as an option. Financing allows you to get a brand new furnace without paying any upfront costs. Rather, the cost is spread out over monthly payments.
Another option is a rent to own program which essentially is a type of financing. With a rent to own plan, like Constant Home Comforts plan for Lennox Furnaces, you get the benefit of full-coverage on repairs and a flat monthly rate. With our plan, you can get a rent to own furnace for as low as $29.99 a month. Combined with the savings of a high-efficiency furnace, this plan provides a great deal if you’re looking for a new furnace in Scarborough or the GTA.
Get A Maintenance Plan
If you’re looking to invest in a new furnace, it’s worthwhile to also put money into a good maintenance plan. A maintenance plan will help save you costs in the long run in order to keep your system running smoothly and safely for a longer life. Most plans will give you a complete report on whether your equipment needs attention, adjustment, service or none of the above and will have experts create a plan for your system.
What We Recommend
If you noticed you furnace is getting old or isn’t performing to par, it’s important to know how to find the best deals on a new furnace. We recommend choosing an energy efficient brand, like the previously mentioned Lennox, to save in the long term and get up to $4250 in rebates! Further, you should also get a good maintenance plan, and you could consider a rent to own program to save on initial costs.
If your furnace nearing the end of its life? Have you decided it’s time to upgrade? Make sure you’re getting the best price on your furnace – call Constant Home Comfort at 1-888-675-5907 today for the best prices on Lennox furnaces in Scarborough!