start the HVAC purchasing process, you’ll need to collect to cost
estimates to determine which unit is right for your home and your
budget. Call your local Trane Comfort
Specialist to set up an initial appointment with your contractor.
During the appointment, the contractor will inspect your current HVAC
system and home layout to provide a free written estimate.
you get more than one estimate, ask the contractors about the
differences in cost and recommended equipment. You’ll want to compare
differing installation plans and be able to make a well-informed
decision about which HVAC is best for your home.
Features to consider
purchasing a furnace or air conditioner, be sure to include the
following potential upgrades their associated costs into your budget.
High efficiency: For climates with harsh winters, consider
purchasing a furnace with 90 percent AFUE or more, a high-efficiency
unit. While there is a higher initial investment, you’ll save in the
long run on your energy bills. When shopping for air conditioners,
find the most efficient unit by comparing the SEER
rating of each.
• Variable speed: A furnace or air
conditioner with a blower motor that moves at different speeds to
control the flow of air into your home, resulting in better
• Two-stage heating: This type of furnace has
a high level for very cold days and a low setting for milder days,
resulting in quiet, efficient performance.
• Warranty: Be
sure to understand what kind of a warranty is included with your HVAC
purchase. Your unit may come with a limited warranty with the option
to buy an extended warranty.
Choose your contractor and schedule the installation
final step is to choose your contractor and set up an installation
date. Typically, installation will take about a day, although it could
take a little longer if you are having an air conditioner, air cleaner
or humidifier installed at the same time. If you have any additional
questions about the HVAC purchasing process, contact your local Trace