Helpful Tips for Buying a New Furnace

If you are looking to buy a new furnace for your home or office, be sure you know what to expect.  Several furnace buyers purchase a furnace that doesn’t fit their indoor comfort needs.  With so many make and model furnace and heating systems on the market, it can be easy making this same mistake. This is why it is important to educate yourself about heaters and furnace systems so that you can provide quality heating for yourself, family, visitors, clients, and guests alike. 

Continue reading and learn some helpful ideas and tips to consider before buying a furnace for your residential or commercial property, including what to do with your old, broken furnace!

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Buying a New Heating System

Always consider the size of the furnace before making a decision to buy one. Take into consideration the amount of square footage you intend to heat. If you purchase a heater that is too small or inefficient, you will not receive proper heating for your premises. Purchasing a unit that is too large for your property can also come with complications; mostly increased utility bills.

Another aspect of size to address is the space where the heater is to be installed. Measure accurately and properly to get a correct measurement. Use these measurements when choosing a new furnace unit. If you give the measurements to a sales clerk, the can point you in the right direction.

Also consider the type of furnace you want to buy; gas, steam, or electric. Everyone has their specific preferences, and one type is not necessarily better or worse than the other. The best way to determine which type of heating system you desire, ask a professional in the industry for a list of pros and cons.  If you are caught up on this part of the decision-making process, no need to worry.

In most cases, the type of furnace you will need to purchase is typically predetermined in the build of the property.  Whatever type of heat your property is built to have is the type you should go with. For more details and advice about buying a new furnace for your home or office, talk to a new appliance sales representative or manufacturer for reliable and proficient answers you can trust.

What To Do With Your Old Furnace

Don’t just toss your old furnace aside when it comes time to replace it with a new unit. Your old, broken-down furnace still has value. In fact, you can make some quick cash and have it hauled away at the same time, and at no extra charge to you! How can you get paid instant cash on the spot for your busted furnace? The answer is to call the Indianapolis scrap metal buyers at Garden City Iron & Metal!

Indianapolis Appliance Recycling Services

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Call Garden City Iron & Metal at 1-888-586-5322 to recycle scrap metal and junk metal commodities in Central and Southern Indiana. We pay cash on the spot for all junk appliances and electronics, including your old HVAC equipment! With our innovative, state-certified electronic scales, and our extensive, hands-on knowledge of the current metals market, we are able to deliver the best price for your scrap metal and metal waste!

What are PGM’s?

If you are new to the world of coin collecting, jewelry making, or any other field hobby that involves precious metals, you are likely to come across the acronym, “PGM”, at some point in time. Continue reading to learn what this industry abbreviation stands for, and what it has to do with precious metal profiting.

Platinum Metal Recycling

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Platinum Group Metals

The industry acronym, “PGM” stands for Platinum Group Metals. They are also known as platinum family, platinoids, platinum group elements (PGE’s), platinides, and platidises. Platinum Group Metals represent a set of 6 transitional metals that all share similar properties, and can be categorized as a subset of precious metals. Not only are these 6 transitional metals found all grouped together on the periodic table of elements (platinum is represented as Pt with an atomic number of 78), they are also commonly found co-existing together in minerals.


Rhodium (Rh)
Ruthenium (Ru)
Palladium (Pd)
Platinum (Pt)
Iridium (Ir)
Osmium (Os)


Resistant to Chemical Attacks
High Density
Catalytic Properties
Stable Electrical Properties

Attributes of Platinum

Platinum is dense, malleable, ductile, corrosive-resistant, and retains a very high melting point. These properties make platinum highly valuable in various industries all over the world. Platinum is used to make automotive parts, medical instruments, dental work, bullion, jewelry, and more. Even some cancer medications are formulated with platinum. Platinum is important to the metal industry since it retains higher economic value compared to other common precious metals like gold, palladium, and silver. In fact, the current market value for platinum metal is around $800 an ounce.

Anyone selling a used or busted catalytic converter can really expect a nice profit at a scrap metal yard. Anyone who owns platinum jewelry or currency can also assume their investment is sound. Although the current price for platinum is relatively strong, precious metal values are constantly changing and can drop or rise at any time. Contact a trusted Indianapolis scrap metal buyer for accurate information about current platinum prices, and how to sell your precious metals for cash on the spot.

Where to Recycle Precious Metal in Indianapolis

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Call Garden City Iron & Metal at 1-888-586-5322 to sell precious metal and scrap metal commodities in Central and Southern Indiana. We pay cash on the spot for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including junk cars, automotive parts, appliances, construction equipment, motorized farming equipment, and more. Call 1-888-586-5322 to request a free estimate for your scrap metal, today.