If your furnace is old and out of date, you may want to invest in a new furnace for your home. You will want to make sure to have us inspect the heating unit you currently have, to confirm it will need replacing. This should be done in the fall, ahead of the cold weather. When investing in a new heating system, there are several factors to consider. You will want to make sure the heating system is the correct size for your home. If you are unsure of it, we can advise you on what type of furnace would be best suited for your home. Once you have chosen and installed a new heating system, make sure you have it inspected regularly. A new furnace will not be as efficient as it could be if there is poorly sealed or insulated ductwork. Part of the furnace’s functionality is how effective the ductwork is with the airflow. Inspecting and repairing the ductwork is important to ensure you get the most out of your new or existing furnace.
Check the Efficiency Rating of the unit
While choosing a new heating system for your home, make sure to look at the efficiency rating of it. AFUE is short for annual fuel utilization efficiency, and is expressed as a percentage. The higher the efficiency, the less gas that is required to heat your home. This can help to lower your utility bill each month. It can also enhance the comfort of your home, while also saving money and energy.
Make sure it is the right capacity for your home
When looking to purchase a new heating system, make sure to find one that is the correct size for your home. A system that is too small for your home will run continually trying to maintain the correct temperature. It will be unable to heat your home effectively, especially in the extreme cold temperatures. A system that is too large for your home will short circuit by turning on and off constantly. By running in short bursts, the furnace will not be able to run at the maximum efficiency. It is important to have a professional help you choose what furnace is the right one for you and your home.
Make sure it is compatible with existing ductwork
If you currently have a heating system and need to invest in a new one, make sure the new furnace is compatible with the existing ductwork. If you already have ductwork that is in good condition running throughout your home, there is no new to replace it with new ductwork. If you are considering a new heating system, now is the time to have the ducts inspected to make sure they are still in good condition, as well as being cleaned. If the ductwork it clogged or dirty, it would be a good time to have them cleaned out. Properly maintaining your heating system should help it to last as long as possible. So it is important to take the time and have it inspected.