Gas Furnace Buying Guides

Each month, we add a new furnace buying guide to our library of consumer information. While we can't cover every topic at once, we're working on being the best guide to buying a new gas furnace on the Internet! Click here to request a buying guide, or visit the FAQ page to learn more about HVAC related terms and meanings.

Why Furnace Smells Like Its Burning!

There are many reasons your furnace may smell like its burning – some simple, but some may need the attention of a qualified HVAC technician. You can take the first steps in... read full page

Maintenance Checklist for Annual Furnace Startup!

Once again, the calendar has worked its way back to the fall season, when leaves turn beautiful colors in the trees, football games can be heard in the distance on Friday nights, and... read full page

The Importance of Written Quotes for Heating and AC Replacement

It never fails, you’re going through the process of meeting contractors and gathering quotes for your replacement furnace and central air conditioner, and one of the price quotes... read full page

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Comparison of Gas Furnaces vs Heat Pump Systems

Deciding whether to install a gas furnace or heat pump into your home, starts with knowing the which heating system is best for your specific house, your own preferences for indoor... read full page

Is Furnace Replacement Required When the AC Breaks

Many of us will face the fact that our central air conditioners will fail this cooling season. One of the most common questions that usually arises when the contractor is at your home,... read full page

Estimated Furnace Maintenance and Repair Costs

At some point or another, anyone who owns a gas furnace is going to have to face the fact that you need furnace repair or service to either fix it, or maintain operating efficiency.... read full page

Replacing Only the Gas Furnace, Tips and Suggestions to Get it Right!

I was deep in a conversation with an HVAC technician last week about some of the common things he hears customers asking over and over. One of the questions he gets when quoting furnace... read full page

Gas Furnace Features and Comparisons to Help Understand Pricing and Comfort

Many people wonder what kinds of features to look for in a new gas furnace. As you start comparing replacement gas furnace costs, you are going to find a wide range of furnace features... read full page

Replacing Oil Heat with a Gas Furnace

Anyone with oil heat has noticed the price of oil skyrocketing over the past few months and several people have contacted us and asked about the costs or benefits of converting oil... read full page

Calculate the Cost of a New Gas Furnace

The most common question every heating and air conditioning technician hears from Sept to March, How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?! If there was a cut and dry, same for everyone, and... read full page

Gas Furnace Buying Guide 2012 – 2013

Did you know that replacing your 15-20 year old low efficiency gas furnace in the 2012-2013 heating season, could pay for itself in just 2-4 years, and provide significant savings of... read full page

Gas Furnace Replacement and Installation Cost Guide

There are many things that contribute to the replacement cost of a gas furnace system. Along with the brand, size, accessories, and the ratings, the biggest and most influential furnace... read full page

Top 10 Furnaces and Brands, 2012 Edition

It’s that time of year again, when we look back at the furnace reviews and ratings left by our visitors during 2011, and we compile the annual list of best gas furnaces and the... read full page

Top Rated Furnace and AC Systems for your Home

Once again, it’s that time of year when we switch our thermostats from the furnace or heat setting, over to the air conditioning and cooling functions of our home HVAC system.... read full page

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Can You Repair a Cracked Heat Exchanger on a Gas Furnace? It is Worth the Cost?

One of the most common reasons a gas furnace can be taken out of service, is when the repair technician finds to a cracked heat exchanger. The furnace heat exchanger is the one of... read full page

Gas Furnace Inspection and Seasonal Furnace Maintenance Checklist

In case you missed it, one of the hottest summer seasons on record is finally winding down and we get the chance to shut down our home air conditioning systems and save some electricity... read full page

Top Rated Gas Furnaces 2011

Consumers are proving to be very picky about their home heating equipment choices in 2011, and results are showing us that while low cost gas furnaces are important to them, when comfort... read full page

Quiet Furnaces | Tips for Buying a Gas Furnace thats Not Noisy!

Not much can let you down more than installing a new gas furnace and finding out you have a furnace blower that’s so noisy, it sounds like a train in your closet! Surely, when... read full page

How to Check A Contractors License, Requirements, and Credentials

As if finding a qualified and reliable heating contractor wasn’t hard enough, you also need to know how to check a contractors license and credentials to see if it’s required... read full page

Top Rated Furnaces of 2010

On the home page of the Gas Furnace Guide, we keep a running list of the Top Rated furnaces, as voted and reviewed by you, the website readers. In the new year, we expect several new... read full page

Furnace Short Cycles | What is Gas Furnace Short Cycling?

We recently had a question come in from our Furnace FAQ page, where the visitor wanted to know more about gas furnace short cycles, and what it meant to him with his brand new furnace... read full page

Are Permits & Inspection Required on Gas Furnace Installation?

Almost 100of the time, Yes! This article is from our Gas Furnace FAQ (Frequently asked Questions) page, and it comes as one of those questions that we hate to hear about. The homeowner,... read full page

How to Determine What Size Furnace You Need

What size furnace do I need? That single question is likely to have a different answer for you, than it does for me… or possibly even your next door neighbor! In fact, if I had... read full page

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Gas Furnace Tax Credit Guide

There is quite a bit of confusion when it comes to the Federal Energy Tax Credit for Gas Furnaces, how much you can get back and exactly what the requirements are, in order for a gas... read full page