Best and most inexpensive furnace for 1800 ft housePost created: 2013-02-22 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 400
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Over 20 years old
air blown is not hot enough to heat the house
the problem began 10 days ago
On 2013-02-24 JB wrote:
The price of the furnace is primarily going to depend on its size and efficiency. The efficiency of the furnace is a choice that's up to you and what you are willing to pay for efficiency. There is a cost to the furnace, but a more efficient furnace will cost less to run. It is also generally true that the cost of the furnace is a smaller portion of the cost of the installation.
Sizing the furnace is a different matter. Just knowing the square footage isn't enough because there are a lot of factors that go into keeping a house warm such as the R value of the insulation, type of windows and insulation value of them, size of rooms, duct work configuration, average winter temps, and so on. So where this variable is concerned, cost is hard to estimate.
That said, the main manufacturers make lower efficiency and lower cost furnaces so brands such as Carrier, Trane, American Standard, Bryant, Payne, and York. I would suggest avoiding the really cut rate brands as you may get far more hassles in the long run than a low priced furnace is worth. There are also a lot of reviews and information across this site that should help you.
You should also be able to get a range of bids from installers and when you give them what you are looking for they will use that to build their bid.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.