Chances are that you are here because you are in the market for a new furnace. Let’s face it.. nobody EVER wants to buy a new furnace. Most of us will only purchase a new furnace one or two times in our lifetime! You want to make sure you do this right. That’s what this website, Furnaces Omaha, is about.
Here are some questions to ask yourself when evaluating Furnaces:
1) How long am I going to be living in this home?
2) Am I OK paying what I am currently paying for my utility bills?
3) Does anyone in my house suffer from Allergies or Asthma? (Omaha Furnaces suggests taking a look at the REME)
4) What are my environmental goals with this system? Do I want to “GO GREEN”? If you are in the market for a super green system, Furnaces Omaha suggests looking at the “GreenSpeed”.
5) Does my home have areas that are hotter or colder than others? Would it be a priority to even things out?
6) What am I looking for in a contractor? Quality, Dependability, honesty, knowledgeable, price?
7) Is humidity an issue in my home? Is static electricity or dry skin an issue?
Furnaces Omaha’s advice to you is to look for a contractor that you can count on if you’re ever in a pinch. There are a lot of great companies and a LOT of bad companies.
Tips from Furnaces Omaha for choosing the right contractor.
1) Is the contractor basing the new system entirely off the size of the old system? (If yes, go ahead and thank the contractor for their time and show them to the door) This is not only a bad way of doing things, it is actually unethical. Energy Star and the EPA both suggest that any contractor worth his/her salt is going to do a Manual J Load calculation.
2) Are they licensed, bonded, and insured? Furnaces Omaha suggests using only professional companies that have proper credentials.
3) Are their employees background checked and drug tested?
4) Is their product, installation, and price guaranteed in writing up front?
These are just a few things from Furnaces Omaha to help point you in the right direction. If you are looking for a quality contractor please consider getting an estimate from the company I work for:Green Tree Heating & Air Conditioning 4417 S. 134th St. Omaha, NE 68137 402-682-3630 http://www.greentreeomaha.com
Stay tuned for my next post on Furnaces Omaha where we will talk about about the various types of technology that is out there and what it can do for your utility bills and your comfort.