Furnace Installation: 6 Steps to Find the Right Contractors

Joey Black 2017-02-26 12:00:00


Installing your new furnace yourself might not be a good idea, especially if you have never done anything like this before. There are probably many furnace installation experts in your area, and choosing the right one should spare you some headaches.

It could be tempting to choose the company that will ask you for the lowest price, but price is not the only thing you should consider while searching for someone reliable to install your furnace.

1. Talk to everyone you know

You certainly know at least one person who had their furnace installed by a professional. Ask your neighbors, your family members, your friends and your coworkers if they have anyone to recommend you, or someone they think you should avoid.

If a friend recommends you a trustworthy furnace installation company but they live in another city, it might be worth checking if this company has more than one service locations and if they have one in your area.

2. Make some research

Whether or not someone you know could recommend you a reliable service, get on the internet to make some research. Find at least a few furnace installation companies that operate in your area, and learn more about them.

Search for companies with bonded, licensed and insured technicians who can guarantee the quality of their workmanship. A company that can also repair and maintain your furnace as well as your cooling system would be an interesting choice. To help you get started, you may be interested in learning more about the furnace installation services from Climate Experts.

3. Consider the experience of the company

The main reason why you want to hire someone to install your furnace is that you have no experience. Therefore, you should make sure the furnace installation company you choose has many years of experience.

A company that has only been in business for a year or two might still be able to do the job right, but even if their technicians are skilled and well trained, they probably don’t have much experience with furnace installation.

4. Read online reviews

Reading online reviews is a good way to learn more about the quality of any service. When you have found an experienced company that seems professional and reliable, search for online reviews about them.

If you like what you read, contact this company to ask them for an estimate. If many online reviewers are talking about botched installation or very bad customer service, take their word for it and search for another company with better reviews. To learn more about buying furnaces, check out some of the information on Consumer Reports.

5. Request an estimate

When you think you have found a good company, contact them to request a written estimate. Most companies would be happy to offer you a free estimate, so don’t hesitate to ask for one.

This will allow you to compare the prices of a few different companies, but when you have a written estimate, it will also prevent a company from changing their prices if you decide to do business with them and to hire them to install your furnace.

6. Compare the value of furnace installation services

Before you simply choose the company with the lowest quote, take a moment to compare the overall value of the services offered by each furnace installation company you have received a quote from. Maybe one company asks for a higher price, but can install your furnace next week instead of next month.

Try to have it all: a good price, a quality installation, experienced technicians, and great customer service. When your furnace is installed and keeping you warm during the cold months of the year, you will be glad you took some time to search for the right people to install it for you.

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