Buying a new furnace can be a daunting undertaking and — like with many things — as you start to look into it, you realize just how little you know. It is a big investment and you’ll be living with it for a long time, so you want to get it right!
This can stress even the best of us out.
But don’t worry, I’ve done all the leg work for you. This Ultimate Furnace Buying Guide has all the information you need to confidently — and with as little stress as possible — buy a new furnace and choose the right heating contractor to install it.
Like you, when I started this guide I was a furnace novice. But with my research skills and the help of the heating geniuses at The Gentlemen Pros, I can confidently say I am now an expert in choosing a heating contractor and new furnace and you will be too!
This guide is the result of approximately 335 hours of research, expert interviews, and writing.
Before we get into the meat and potatoes, a couple of housekeeping matters. You will notice that this article is mostly about natural gas furnaces. We focussed on natural gas furnaces because they are the most common furnace used in North America.
We are located in Alberta, Canada so information regarding regulations and legal matters will focus on what is required in Canada and Alberta. And examples are specific to Alberta. It is important that you find out the regulations and requirements for where you live.
All the other information carries across all jurisdictions. And the information specific to Canada and Alberta jurisdiction is still useful because it informs you of what you need to find out for your region.
So here’s what I learned about buying and installing a new furnace.
Let’s get started.