Welcome to Dollar Stretcher Community Sign in | Join | Help
in Search

The Dollar Stretcher Community has a new home!

Feel free to read the great frugal living tips, ideas and discussions readers and community members have posted here. But if you'd like to post something or start a discussion, please click here to go over to our new community site and create an account.

Please contact Brandy@stretcher.com for questions about these forums.



Installing a Furnace

Last post Sun, Oct 2 2011 11:01 AM by karenteacher. 1 replies.
Page 1 of 1 (2 items)
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • Sun, Oct 2 2011 9:43 AM

    • Brandy
    • Top 10 Contributor
    • Joined on Wed, Mar 28 2007
    • Saving in South Mississippi
    • Posts 25,145

    Installing a Furnace

    Stretchers, we have a reader who needs to install a furnace. Do any of you have experience with having a furnace put it, DIY tips or costs?

     

    I own a older home and the foundation is on a slab..i heat with propane heaters and need suggestions for installing a furnace..

    The Dollar Stretcher Community Manager



  • Sun, Oct 2 2011 11:01 AM In reply to

    Re: Installing a Furnace

    Given that it sounds like the poster is asking about installing a furnace in a pre-existing structure that doesn't already have one, and may not be vented and/or ducted for a furnace, I would suggest NOT going with the low bid - a poorly installed furnace can cause all sorts of problems, in terms of both money and health.  Call the Better Business Bureau and ask for recommendations; check resources such as Angie's List for reviews of companies and contractors; get multiple bids and ask a lot of questions about size, installation costs, upkeep, etc.  Check with the local power company (also a possible source of recommendations - but be cautious about possible proprietary recommendations) to decide if gas, propane, or electric will be most efficient/cost effective, and how much it would cost to add the piping necessary for gas or propane.
Page 1 of 1 (2 items)

The Dollar Stretcher has a new community!

Feel free to read the great frugal living tips, ideas and discussions readers and community members have posted here. But if you'd like to post something or start a discussion, please click here to go over to our new community site and create an account.

About Us    Privacy Policy    Writers' Guidelines     Sponsorship     Media    Contact Us



Powered by Community Server (Commercial Edition), by Telligent Systems