Efficiency is one of the biggest factors that affects furnace price. However, higher efficiency also means lower energy bills, which in turn results in more savings. You will need to consider what additional upfront cost you are willing to spend in the short run on efficiency in order to benefit from long term energy saving benefits.
The most important day of the furnace is the day it is installed. HVAC installation is complicated and should be performed by a professional licensed contractor. It is not a good idea to have an unlicensed chuck in a truck perform your furnace installation. Though they may offer a lower install price, you will eventually pay for it in the long run when your equipment only lasts half as long. You also take on the liability of the install if not permitted and completed per city codes.
- Rebates and Incentives
Be sure to check if there are any rebates, or tax credits. Energy Trust of Oregon and the State of Oregon may offer incentives to homeowners who are seeking energy efficient heating solutions.
Normally furnaces have a variety of warranties available. They may include a heat exchanger warranty, parts warranty, labor warranty even an extended labor warranty.