Do you feel the chill in the air? It will be time to start your furnace soon, if you haven't already. Now is the ideal time to start preparing for a furnace replacement if you are needing to do so. Replacing a furnace represents a large expense, one most homeowners only make a few times in their lives. Because it's a rare purchase, it makes sense to do your homework to get the best system for your home, your money and your future. So before the cold fronts blow in, let's examine what you need to know in order to make a good
Furnaces should match the size and heating needs of a home. A mismatch can cause heating
issues. Furnaces too small for a space get overworked and won't heat a home as
well, while furnaces that are too large waste energy, wear out quicker and tend
to overheat homes.
An experienced HVAC company can calculate your heating needs using industry standards taking into account your home's size, the age of your home and the climate of the area in which you live.
A furnace replacement presents the opportunity to lower energy costs by choosing a
furnace that is more efficient. These furnaces may cost more up front, but pay off in the long run through lower energy bills.
Look for Energy Star-rated furnaces with high annual fuel utilization efficiency
(AFUE) ratings. The higher the AFUE number, the more efficient the furnace. More
efficient systems often qualify for various tax credits as well.
Check Your Ducts
When replacing your furnace, you might also want to consider your duct work. The furnace
and ducts work together to move air efficiently through your home to heat it
comfortably and adequately. The right size and right design can enhance the
efficiency of a new furnace.
Furnace replacement can make your home more comfortable and save money. Do your homework
in advance to make sure you get the right system in place before the cold
weather sets in. Contact us today for more information on finding the
right furnace for your home.