I am looking into replacing a 1992 Bryant 90 plus i furnace. It has required frequent servicing, and the last 2 winters it was run in "emergency" heat mode just to keep it running (I live in the Midwest).
From some of the other posts I've read, it's not just the brand of furnace that is critical to reliable performance, but the quality of the installation that can impact the reliability and long term success of an installation.
Are there any rules of thumb I can follow when selecting a contractor that will lead to the best chance of getting a proper installation? Is it just a matter of checking consumer feedback sites such as Angie's List to see who is satisfied with the work they've had done?
Also is there a "season" when prices are reduced on residential heating and air conditioning systems. When is the best time to buy?
Any ideas on this would be appreciated.