For most homeowners who plan to be in their home for at least 3-5 years a high efficiency furnace like the Rheem Classic Series 90 Plus 2-Stage RGTK makes the most sense. It combines relatively low equipment costs with excellent long-term fuel efficiency. Those are the basic points made in this HVAC prices post from Trent in Kalkaska, Michigan who passes along the Rheem Classic Series 90 Plus 2-Stage Downflow / Horizontal featuring Dual Comfort Control RGTK gas furnace price of his recent purchase.
“I tried to nurse our old furnace through another winter but sub-zero weather recently coupled with its declining performance convinced me not to wait any longer to replace it. I got gas furnace prices on 4 different brands and concluded that the Rheem RGTK offered the best value – with a good service record and excellent fuel efficiency. The heating company did a thorough evaluation of our home and calculated the need for a 105,000 Btu furnace. Here’s the quote I accepted:
Rheem Classic Series RGTK 105,000 Btu gas furnace, $1,799; Installation, $2,250; Total: $4,049
Perhaps I could have got a better deal in the offseason rather than in the heart of a tough northern Michigan winter, but I didn’t want to wait and risk being without heat the next time the temperature hit 20 below. Neither frozen pipes or frozen toes are much fun. It’s only been two weeks, but I can report the furnace runs very smoothly, is very quiet and does a superb job heating our sprawling 2,100 square foot ranch that features 2 additions onto the original 1,100 square foot home. The heating company suggests I’ll save more than 20% on propane so I’m eager to track my usage out at the propane ‘pig.’ “
No doubt they are enjoying that furnace in the frozen north. It offers outstanding comfort features including:
Waiting until the middle of winter to replace a furnace – while unavoidable at time – will probably cost you 10% to 20% over off-season rates. So if you can, plan in advance for this type of purchase. And when you do, have a qualified contractor do the installation so that you will get the absolute most out of your expensive investment. HVAC installation is among the toughest of home projects and DIY enthusiasts often meet their match – not so much with the physical demands of the job but with the specialized skills and tools that are required to install, adjust and test the equipment. Have a pro do it and don’t worry about the furnace being safe or operating at maximum efficiency.