Thinking About Buying A Furnace Online? Think Again

Buying a furnace is a major home-improvement investment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. While the convenience of buying a furnace online is attractive, and while you may be able to find a reduced price through a retailer with lower overhead costs, it can actually cost you in a big way down the road.

Here’s why: there are inherent disadvantages to purchasing HVAC equipment without the guidance of an experienced professional. First, you will need to correctly size your new furnace, which requires advanced technical knowledge you can only get from a contractor who visits your home to make an accurate, customized assessment of your needs. Second, it can be difficult to maintain your new furnace’s warranty when you purchase it through an online retailer, as there may be restrictions and limitations on your warranty if you do not buy it through an authorized dealer. Finally, you will also have to find a licensed installation technician to set up your new equipment, which may nullify any cost savings you might have enjoyed on the purchase price.

If you purchase a furnace with a greater heating capacity than you need, you will end up paying more in your operating costs than necessary. Some manufacturers limit warranties on furnaces that are purchased online, because they have higher rates of return and heating equipment makers have legitimate concerns about homeowners who make mistakes when trying to install furnaces themselves. Also, many equipment manufacturers rely on contractor recommendations to sell their units, so they often do whatever is necessary to ensure that traditional vendors are not cut out of the equation. This exerts a strong influence over their warranty policies.

Instead of taking risks by sizing and installing heating equipment on your own, trust our expertise at Powers Heating and Air. We offer value-added service that eliminates the guesswork that comes with buying a furnace online.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about buying a furnace and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Powers Heating & Air serves Peachtree, GA and the surrounding areas.  Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

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