Whether you’re interested in saving some money or moving away from your natural gas, oil, or electric furnace, there are plenty of great reasons to heat your business with a wood burning furnace. At HY-C, we manufacture two commercial wood furnaces under the Ignite Tech name: the HD90X outdoor furnace, and the HD80 indoor furnace.
Due to recent legal and regulatory changes mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency, manufacturers have to differentiate between residential and commercial wood burning furnaces.
This has placed some limits on the furnace models that homeowners can purchase and made the process of buying a commercial furnace a bit more confusing for businesses. So we’re here to help you navigate that process.
In this guide, we’ll lay out everything business owners need to know about purchasing an Ignite Tech furnace, from proof of business ownership to the payment methods you can use for your purchase.
By the time you’re done with this article, you’ll know everything you need to buy an Ignite Tech for your business, and you’ll have all the tools you need to get started.
Who Can Buy an Ignite Tech Furnace?
Ignite Tech furnaces fall into the commercial furnace category (as opposed to the residential furnace category). As a result of the new EPA regulations, only full-time commercial businesses are qualified to purchase an Ignite Tech furnace. That doesn’t mean you need to be a big, Fortune 500 company to buy one, though.
Some of our most common buyers include farmers and ranchers. The agricultural business lends itself well to wood heating products, and a lot of times, folks who run these businesses may not even realize they’re qualified to purchase an Ignite Tech. They are, though — as long as they can provide proof of ownership of their business.
How Do You Prove You’re Qualified to Buy an Ignite Tech Furnace?
It’s important that a furnace designed for commercial use is only used in business operations. As such, manufacturers like us are required to collect proof that our buyers do, in fact, own a business. Some of the most common documents used to prove business ownership include:
- A copy of your business license
- A copy of your articles of organization
- A copy of your 1040 Individual Income Tax Return document
- A copy of your Schedule K-1
- A copy of your business’s lease agreement
Really any official, legal agreement, license, or certificate that demonstrates ownership of a business will suffice. But, in the majority of cases, just one of these five documents will be enough to move forward with your Ignite Tech purchase. If you have any questions about additional documents, reach out to us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
How Do You Get a Quote for Your Ignite Tech Furnace?
After you’ve provided proof of ownership of your business, the next step in the buying process is to get your quote. This itemized list will spell out the cost of your purchase line by line, and includes some (or all) of the following (depending on what you want):
- The price of your furnace(s)
- The cost of freight
- The sales tax
- Additional purchases
The Ignite Tech furnaces will cost the same for every business: the HD80 indoor furnace costs $4,399, and the HD90X outdoor furnace costs $4,999. The biggest variation you’ll see in price will be found in the cost of freight.
At HY-C, we bid on shipping costs to ensure we get you the best possible value. This process is based on your location relative to ours (we’re in St. Louis, Missouri), and is calculated by the folks in our shipping department. Once they’ve found you the best possible freight cost, it will be added to your quote.
Next up is the sales tax. The amount you’ll owe in sales tax is based on the state to which the furnace is being shipped. Once we understand where we’re sending a furnace, we’ll add the amount owed in sales tax to the quote based on that state’s sales tax rate.
Finally, if there are any additional purchases you’d like to make while you’re buying your furnace, we’ll add those to the quote as well. We offer log racks, storm collars, stainless steel chimney pipe, galvanized steel elbows, and more accessories to make the installation process of your furnace simpler.
Once we know which furnace you’re ordering, your shipping costs, your sales tax, and any accessories you’d like to add to your purchase, we’ll put together a final quote and send it your way.
How to Pay for Your Ignite Tech Furnace
After your quote’s been finalized and you know the total price of your furnace, we take that quote and turn it into your order. This way, nothing changes between the quote and the order price, and you know exactly what you’ll pay for your furnace.
There are two payment methods you can use to pay for your Ignite Tech: a credit card or a check.
A credit card is quick and easy — all you have to do is call into HY-C customer service and give them your card number. From there, they’ll place the order for you.
The other option is to pay by check. In this case, you’ll mail a check matching the price of your quote to our office. You should be aware that paying by check takes about a week longer than paying by credit card.
After you’ve mailed your check, we’ll wait until we receive the check. When the check clears, we’ll put the order in, and get your furnace shipped out in two to three days.
What We Offer after Your Ignite Tech Furnace Arrives
Our relationship with you doesn’t end after we’ve received your money and you’ve received your furnace. We’ll remain available to you and your business for the lifetime of your furnace. Whether you need help with installation, you require assistance in troubleshooting your draft inducer blower, you’ve run into electrical complications, or you have an issue with your thermostat, we’re here to help.
If you’re interested in purchasing an Ignite Tech furnace for your business, get in touch with our customer service team. You can reach us online, or you can call toll-free at 1-800-325-7076. Just ask about buying an Ignite Tech. We’ll be happy to put you in contact with our sales team to get the process going. And, with this guide in hand, you’ll know exactly what that process is going to look like, ensuring it moves quickly and goes smoothly.