By: Brian Schutt
Whether you live in Fishers, Westfield, Carmel, Noblesville, Geist, or Indianapolis neighborhoods, gas furnaces can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $6,000.
That’s not always an easy dollar figure to swallow, even on the coldest of winter days. But to help you out, here are five things to consider if you’re in the market for a new heating system for your Central Indiana home.
- Consider the Cost to Operate
Furnaces and other HVAC systems come in varying levels of efficiency. While it may not always make financial sense to select the most efficient gas furnace—or even be fiscally possible for your family budget—considering an investment in Energy Star labeled appliance can end up saving you money in the long and short term. We have several options for you to consider.
- Keep Your Furnace Maintained
There a few simple things you can do—like checking and changing your filters on time—to keep your repair costs low. And to keep you more secure, you’ll also want to sign up for our Preventative Maintenance Program, which includes two service appointments—one in the spring and one in the fall, as well as:
- 1-year warranty on parts and labor for all repairs
- 10% discount on repairs
- 10% discount on diagnostic/trip charge
- 10% discount on Indoor Air Quality products
- Maintain factory warranty, as required
- Priority service in the event of an emergency
- Take Advantage of Rebates
Depending on the gas furnace you select, it may include a rebate from the manufacturer. Additionally, utility companies also offer their own rebates and discounts for certain HVAC purchases.
- Consider Financing Options
We offer several financing solutions with low monthly payments or no interest periods. Alternatively, you can consider taking out a home equity loan, home improvement loan, or utilizing low-interest credit cards to make the initial financial transaction easier to handle.
- Use Your Phone
Keep your utility bills in check by investing in a new thermostat that allows you to set back your temperature via your Wi-Fi and cell phone—even when you’re away from your Indiana house.
To dig in deeper into furnace replacement, we’ve written about it here, here and here.
Or, for more specific information on the cost of a gas furnace in Central Indiana or for help in selecting the right brand, size, and features for your house, give us a call at (317) 458-9255.