If you’ve got a tight budget but need a new furnace for your home before the next heating season begins, then you need some tips for finding the lowest price possible. We’ve got those tips right here!
The first tip is to buy in the off-season, if at all possible. When dealers aren’t fixing or selling as many furnaces are they are in the heart of winter, they are a little more eager for business, and may offer better prices. These come in two basic ways. First, they may discount their furnaces, and secondly, they may offer breaks on the cost of installation. It is always a good idea to get several quotes from different companies. If you talk with a sales representative or business owner and you sense they may be willing to negotiate a bit, don’t be afraid to offer them less than they are asking. Say something like, “I was hoping to spend only $2100, but you’re asking $2700. Can you help me out? Can we meet in the middle?” It never hurts to ask, and may produce a nice savings.
The second tip is to ask the dealers if they have units that come with a government tax credit. Many energy efficient furnaces qualify for a tax credit that reduces their overall cost. Local energy companies may also offer credits on your energy bill when you purchase an energy efficient unit.
Thirdly, some dealers will offer in-house financing with very little down. The interest rate may be pretty decent, resulting in monthly payments you can afford, reducing the immediate out-of-pocket expense for a new furnace.
Finally, if you are a DIY enthusiast who is comfortable working with electric and gas lines, you might be able to find a furnace at a wholesale price and install it yourself.
Be creative, make plenty of calls, and don’t be afraid to ask for a deal. You just might get that new furnace for less than you expected.
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