Best practice for CAPEX that are financed

I recently had a two furnaces replaced at a property paid via credit card. I financed this purchased for two reasons: to pay via property cash flow and 18-months no interest.

What is the best way to enter this transaction? If I enter the CAPEX, I’m afraid the software will recognize it as one large negative cash flow in the month purchased; however, I will be making monthly payments over 18-months.

Any thoughts?

I’m no accountant but I think of it as though you did have one big negative transaction for the month just because you financed it doesn’t really change what happened. As long as you don’t then also count each credit card payment against the property you aren’t double counting. Spreading out the expense might make monthly numbers look better but on yearly basis you are in roughly the same spot. Just my initial thought.