Buying a Boiler
After equipment and installation, you can expect to spend between three and seven thousand dollars (or more!) on your next boiler. Your annual operating costs over the 20-year life of that boiler will likely dwarf your initial investment.
FurnaceCompare.com is in the business of helping people choose the right boiler. We can help you make the decision that keeps your home warm and your money in your pocket. Here are five ways that FurnaceCompare.com can help you choose the right boiler:
Choose the most appropriate brand of Boiler
The profiles on the following brands of boilers review their history, models, warranty and contact information.
Choose the best Heating contractor
Choosing a reputable HVAC contractor to install your new boiler can be as important as the boiler itself. You should request quotes from at least 3 heating contractors to ensure that you receive a range of bids.
FurnaceCompare's free Find a Contractor tool can help you find qualified pre-screened contractors. Every contractor in our database has been screened for a clean credit and legal history, and has been in business for at least three years.
Choose the best boiler
Our boiler reports can save you money in the following ways:
- Dollar for dollar, a high efficiency boiler will provide you with more heat than a low efficiency boiler. However, this does not necessarily mean that you should buy the most efficient boiler on the market. That decision depends on many factors -- for example: whether you use gas or oil, how well your house is insulated, and your climate. FurnaceCompare has the most comprehensive efficiency data available. However, we do more than this -- we provide you with detailed instructions on how to compare apples to apples when comparing boilers. We will help you make the efficiency choice that will save you money month after month.
- Did you know that an over-sized boiler (one which produces too much heat relative to the size of your house) is much more expensive to run than a correctly sized boiler? Using our data and the load calculation provided by your HVAC contractor, you can compare the capacities of different furnaces, to make sure you are buying the right sized furnace.
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Understand how the HVAC market works
Have you purchased a boiler before? Is it customary for HVAC contractors to charge for a load calculation? Should you contact the manufacturer if something goes wrong with your furnace after it is installed? Most consumers don't know the answers to these questions -- let us show you how the HVAC market works.
Find rebates for your high-efficiency boiler
Hundreds of governmental and commercial entities around the United States and Canada offer rebates to consumers for purchasing a high-efficiency furnace. Subscribers have access to our comprehensive database of furnace rebates -- the rebate alone can save you 10 to 20 times the cost of your initial subscription.
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