Furnace replacement - what to ask the contractors?
July 17, 2006 6:03 PM Subscribe
I'm having three HVAC contractors come to my house tomorrow to give me estimates for replacing my gas furnace. What should I look for to identify a "reputable" contractor, and what questions should I ask?
posted by gwenzel to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just for clarification, I'm replacing a 15-year old gas furnace that has a cracked heat exchanger. I'm probably going to get a two-stage, variable-speed-fan furnace. What questions should I ask the contractors, and what information should they be gathering from me? I know that they're supposed to do a "heat loss calculation" but I have no idea exactly what that is or how it's done. Any advice from mefites that have gone down this road (or are HVAC contractors) would be appreciated. Thanks!