If you’re building a new home and you intend to have a furnace set up before moving in, or you need your old one replaced, it’s imperative to find the right professionals to take care of furnace installation. Toronto pros have some tips that will help you locate the right company for it so you can be sure of quick and cost-effective completion of the job, and so that you can be provided additional services (such as repair and replacement) in the future.

1. Ask family, friends and co-workers about the company that installed their furnace and enquire about the overall quality of work they delivered. It’s always reassuring to learn about the experience of others with the company first before making the final decision on which company to hire.

2. Take your search online. A lot of furnace companies have presence in the World Wide Web and you can get a bounty of information on everything from company history, to the areas they service, to customer guarantees, to client feedback, etc.

3. Always compare fees for installation. Typically, it’s easy to get a quote online if the company has a website, or you may simply call their office and enquire about how much they charge for the job and whether that rate is fixed throughout the year or not (there’s always something quite questionable about companies that charge extra high prices when they know that customers are desperate to have a furnace installed or repaired). While you’re at it, get information regarding their other services, so that in the future, when you need to have other furnace concerns taken care of, you can easily make adjustments to your budget to accommodate them.

4. Remember: You get what you pay for. Instead of focusing on the price, it’s best to ensure the value you’ll get from the job. It’s hard to take lower rates at face value—oftentimes, you think you’re getting a good deal, but the additional fees incurred due to “certain tasks” involved and carried out in completing the job may surprise you.

5. Make sure that the company can justify the cost of their service. It would be best if they can itemize every expense so you can determine if there are aspects of the installation that are really required to be carried out. If you’re unclear about certain items because they’re too technical, you can do research online and see if they are truly necessary or just “fillers.”