I want the lowest upfront furnace cost

In order to achieve the lowest upfront furnace cost we offer American Standard furnaces because in 2014 readers of a national product testing and research magazine rated American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning’s furnaces as the most reliable brand among leading manufacturers and they can be installed for as little as $2,900 + HST.

You may also be eligible for rebates due to improved energy efficiency.

Plus

  1. In 2014, readers of a national product testing and research magazine rated American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning’s furnaces as the most reliable brand among leading manufacturers. Their furnaces require up to 11 less repairs over their life compared to other brands, saving up to $3,300.
  2. Hassle-free, comprehensive warranties that, unlike most brands, can cover the cost of labour as well as parts.
  3. Our 140+ years in business guarantees you an expert install and the peace of mind that we’ll be here to serve you for the entire life of your furnace.
  4. We offer air furnaces with efficiencies as high as 97.3% (better than 98% of the market) that improve comfort, reduce energy costs and reduce environmental impact.

 

Connect with a Comfort Expert today for free advice on how you can achieve the lowest upfront install cost.

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What’s included in the upfront installation cost?

Many things can affect the total installation price of a furnace, and they are not restricted to characteristics of the actual furnace. They include ductwork, venting, gas piping, electrical connections, filters, and air cleaners.

Ductwork

Since all brands vary slightly in size, 95% of the time we will have to fabricate sheet metal that connects the new furnace to your existing ductwork. We have made a standard allowance for that in the price above, however if your existing furnace is quite a bit different size wise, we may have to make some custom sheet metal.

Venting

Older, less efficient furnaces required simple venting that frequently involved installing only one pipe. Today’s high efficiency furnaces always require two pipes that vary in size depending on the size of the furnace. Again, we’ve made a standard allowance in the above price, but if the venting does require significant changes, we will have to make an allowance for that.

Technology Changes

I’m sure you see a trend emerging. As the technology in furnace manufacturing changes, so do installation requirements. We’ve made allowances based on over 140 years in the heating business, but occasionally we find a project where those allowances are not enough. Having said that, 90% of the time our allowances are well in line. The important thing to recognize is that no matter which brand or installer you choose, all installations need to have these changes.

The Furnace

The cost of the furnace is generally dictated by 2 or 3 factors – furnace size, number of fan speeds, and the type of fan motor. Generally speaking the bigger the furnace and the more fan speeds, the higher the price.

Furnace Sizing

It’s easy to understand why a bigger furnace is more expensive. Size (measured in the number of BTU’s) affects the size of the heat exchanger. If you need to a lot of warm air to keep your house at a comfortable temperature you’ll need a large heat exchanger.

A note of caution here. BIGGER IS NOT BETTER. Furnaces that are oversized do raise the temperature in the house quicker, which is nice when your house is cold. But it causes an expensive problem. Today’s thermostats are so sensitive that they are capable of detecting temperatures to half a degree. If the furnace is bigger than the home requires, it causes “short cycling” where the furnace gets frequent calls to turn on and off leading to premature failure of the equipment. A properly sized furnace has longer cycles for better furnace life.

Furnace Fan Speeds

Furnaces come in 3 different fan speed configurations.

Single stage furnaces are the least expensive and operate at a single speed. Once the call for heat is received from the thermostat, the furnace fires until the desired temperature is reached and the thermostat tells it to turn off. The heat, therefore, is either on or off.

Two stage furnaces have variable fan speeds with 2 different firing settings. Like the single stage units, they come on at full speed, however after a few cycles, the furnace learns that it doesn’t have to work so hard to bring the house up to temperature. When it senses this, it just comes on at a lower firing speed (making a longer cycle) to keep the house at a more consistent temperature.

Lately, furnace manufacturers have also come out with what they call a ‘modulating’ furnace. This is an excellent piece of engineering where the furnace fan modulates according to the outside temperature and the difference between the thermostat set point and the actual temperature inside the house. It has an internal piece of intelligence that decides how little heat (and air) the furnace is likely to need to reach the set point. The key here is that it only fires hard enough to get the house up to temperature. These units can last longer since the ideal cycle is a single constant one that is just barely enough to keep the house at the set point.

Connect with a Comfort Expert today for free advice on how you

can achieve the lowest upfront install cost.

Phone 519-772-2010 or complete our contact form:

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